On this week’s episode guest Dr. Lindsay Porter, a marine biologist whose work focuses on the Indo-Pacific finless porpoise, talks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about how important regional, collaborative efforts are when working towards conservation.
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MMS 116: Intentionally Building Inclusive Spaces for Queer Scientists, part 1
43:31This week’s episode is part one of the “Intentionally Building Inclusive Spaces for Queer Scientists” webinar organized by the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Absolutely Smashing Events and Consulting. This webinar series will focus on the fact that the advancement of ocean science, and marine conservation success, ultimately relies on the well-being of the scientists involved. This well-being largely depends on our scientific community providing a safe and supportive space for scientists and conservation practitioners to work in. There are large number of LGBTQ+ scientists within our community that often face prejudice, exclusion, and discrimination. Success of the whole community depends upon diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this webinar we seek to promote understanding of the issues and struggles our LGBTQ+ scientists face, and work towards solutions to problems and barriers that they face.
MMS 115: Evolutionary History and Marine Mammal Mastication
35:25On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett chats with guest Dr Carlos Peredo about the evolutionary history of marine mammals and the extreme adaptations they've developed for eating their prey. Short Bio: Dr. Carlos Peredo is an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology and a University of Michigan Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Scholar. His research focuses on understanding the macroevolutionary patterns associated with mammals returning to a marine environment. Carlos studies major ecological transitions in Earth history and how they drive the evolutionary origins of key innovations in mammals to facilitate life in the water. Currently Carlos is studying the loss of mastication in two lineages of marine mammals: whales and pinnipeds.
MMS 114: Baleen whale prey consumption and its importance
26:25This episode is part 2 of an interview with Dr Matthew Savoca. He continues discussing the results of his newly published paper on estimating baleen whale prey consumption and how it impacts ocean ecosystems.
MMS 113: What is in a whale's stomach?
30:37This episode is one of two episodes with guest Dr. Matthew Savoca. In this episode, Dr. Savoca explains his new findings on the prey of baleen whales and why these results are so important.
MMS 112: Swimming with whales in Australia
35:42In this week’s episode, Stephanie Stack from the Pacific Whale Foundation talks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about the behavioural impacts of swim-with-whale tourism on cetaceans.
MMS 111: Research Challenges in Asia Webinar
1:40:02This week’s episode is the recording of the Research Challenges in Asia webinar hosted by the Society for Marine Mammalogy Diversity Equity and Inclusion committee. This series will focus on research in Asia and issues around conducting marine mammal science in low-income countries.
MMS 110: Coding for conservation
22:27On this week’s episode, Michaela Kratofil, a research assistant at Cascadia Research Collective, is talking to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about her work as a statistical coder and how, via this work, she reveals foraging and ecological patterns within small cetacean populations.
MMS 109: Spinner dolphins and becoming a marine mammal scientist
28:19On this week’s episode, Liah McPherson, a graduate student working on Hawaiian spinner dolphins, talks about her research on population abundance and age structure and her experiences entering the field of marine mammal science.
MMS 108: Potential Jeopardy for Barataria Bay Dolphins
43:17In week's episode, Dr Naomi Rose explains a proposed coastal resilience project that could have negative impacts on a dolphin population living near New Orleans.
MMS 107: Hawaiian Cetacean Studies
29:59On this week’s episode, Jordan Lerma from Cascadia Research Collective talks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about his work with drones and sampling the breath of cetaceans, as well as research on the behavior of false killer whales.