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Marine Mammal Science

Mar 21, 2020

Chris Parsons talks to Dr. Karen Stockin this week about her work on stranded whales & dolphins in New Zealand. They also discuss welfare science and marine mammals, and indigenous communities views about stranded whales. They also talk about a recent crisis in Dr. Stockin’s current academic base - 


Mar 15, 2020

Chris Parsons talks to Dr. Yulia Ivashchenko this week about her research on illegal Soviet whaling and the huge impact this had on several whale populations. They also discuss the recent controversial catches of Russian orcas and beluga whales for the dolphinarium industry and the difficulties with conducting marine...


Mar 8, 2020

Dr. Phil Clapham chats to host Dr. Chris Parsons this week about how he started his long career in marine mammal science, studying humpback whales in the Dominican Republic and the nature of humpback whale song. They also talk about the International Whaling Commission (IWC), whale-watching and the changing nature of...


Feb 27, 2020

Marine Mammal Scientist and Advocate Sharon Young chats to host Dr. Chris Parsons this week about North Atlantic Right Whale conservation, threatened dolphins on the US Gulf (of Mexico) Coast and issues impacting seals and sealions in the US. 

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Feb 24, 2020

Professor Edem Eniang calls in from Nigeria for this week’s episode and talks to host Dr. Chris Parsons about threats to West African manatees, the problems that are being caused by climate change, the growing wild meat trade and the need for protected areas for marine mammals in Nigeria.