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Marine Mammal Science

Oct 31, 2020

On this week's episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Bernd Wursig, a distinguished professor emeritus in Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University. Dr. Wursig shares his past experiences and career, and about the mentors that influenced his life and career. He also talks about about his work on dusky and...

Oct 24, 2020

If you thought that talking about exfoliating marine mammals was a bore, you have never met Skyla Walcott. Our guest this week explains why moulting is so important for seals and sealions. Skyla goes in great detail about her research on Spotted and Weddell seals and why whiskers are so important to both pinnipeds and...

Oct 17, 2020

This week guest Dr. Mariano Sironi, Founding Member and Scientific Director of the Instituto de Conservación de Ballenas (ICB), talks about southern right whale research and conservation efforts in Argentina.

Oct 10, 2020

This week’s guests are Josh London and Erin Moreland who talk about their seal research in the Arctic, using cutting-edge methods from tagging to aerial surveys.

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Oct 3, 2020

This week Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Karli Chudeau, a Ph.D. student at UC Davis, who studies the welfare and behavioral development of Pacific harbor seal pups in the wildlife rehabilitation center at The Marine Mammal Center. Karli explains her research and why "behavioral enrichment" is so important for seals, their...