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Marine Mammal Science

Jan 9, 2021

Dr. Chris Parsons is this week's guest - who long-time listeners will remember used to be the host of the Marine Mammal Science podcast. In this episode, Chris talks about his research, conservation, and education work on the West Coast of Scotland for the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust and about what it's like to...


Dec 26, 2020

Kristi Ashley Collom is a Lead Researcher for Gotham Whale, Critter Spy with Atlas Obscura, Trip Leader for National Geographic, and one of the founding directors for the SMM Northeast Student Chapter. She collaborates with several passive acoustic monitoring projects with FINS in Central America and...


Jul 11, 2020

Dr. Chris Parsons chats to Mark Simmonds OBE about Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and their conservation work on whale and dolphin entanglement, pollution, climate change, and other issues. They also talk about some of the concerns...


Jun 13, 2020

Dr. Eric Archer is Chris Parsons’s guest this week. Dr. Archer discusses the work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) marine mammal genetics lab, his research in fin whales, and what it’s like to do oceanic surveys for whales and dolphins and to live on one of NOAAs research vessels.


May 31, 2020

This week Dr. Chris Parsons interviews Dr. Lee Talbot. Lee has had a long and interesting career in ecology and conservation, but he was especially influential for being the writer of both the US Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. He tells us about how he managed to persuade President Nixon...