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Marine Mammal Science

Mar 28, 2020

Dr. Anne Simonis is the guest this week talking to Dr. Chris Parsons about her recent research showing a link between naval exercises and beaked whale strandings in the Marianas Islands.

They also talk about ocean soundscapes with the help of some recordings of live whales and dolphins, and how to get a career in...

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...