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Marine Mammal Science

Jun 12, 2021

In this week’s episode master student Anna Costanza comes on the show to talk to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about her study on the bycatch of humpback whales in Peru, and how art is an incredible way to tell stakeholders’ stories.

 

*Correction- The fishermen reportedaround ~80 entanglements in 2018


Jun 5, 2021

In this week’s episode, Allison Payne will be talking to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about her Masters' thesis project on entanglement scars on humpback whales.

 


May 29, 2021

Humpbacks started coming back to San Francisco Bay in 2016 and now scientists are concerned about the risk of ship strikes. Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Rebekah Lane about this conservation issue.

Bekah Lane is a graduate student at San Francisco State University, studying the risk of ship strikes to...


Jun 27, 2020

Dr. Vanessa Pirotta is this week’s guest talking to host Dr. Chris Parsons about her research on humpback whales with drones and “snotbots”.  They also talk about whale entanglements in shark nets, swimming with whale tourism and the famous white humpback whale “Migaloo”. 


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...