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Marine Mammal Science

Apr 25, 2020

Dr. Diana Reiss chats to Dr. Chris Parsons about some of the latest research on dolphin linguistics, intelligence, and self-awareness - including her ground-breaking work on dolphins recognizing themselves in mirrors and her new research in which her research subjects are using a dolphin-friendly ‘iPad’. 

Apr 21, 2020

Dr. Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara is the guest this week talking to Dr. Chris Parsons about marine mammal conservation in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, as well as the work of the Society for Marine Mammalogy in helping to promote marine mammal science around the world.

Apr 11, 2020

This week, Dr. Chris Parsons talks to Erich Hoyt about the designation of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) for whales, dolphins, seals and other marine mammals. They also talk about the recent designation of a Russian killer whale population as ‘endangered’ and the problem of...

Apr 5, 2020

This week, Chris Parsons’ guest is Dr. Peter Corkeron - the first Australian to get a PhD on the biology of living cetaceans - in a slightly different type of episode in light of the difficult times we are having at the moment. Peter talks about how the life of a marine mammal scientist often does not go as planned...