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Marine Mammal Science

Jul 2, 2022

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett speaks with guest Lauri Leach about how river restoration could impact marine mammal prey abundance.

May 8, 2021

On this week’s podcast Dr. Lee Fuiman helps us answer the question how do Weddell seals navigate underwater, and on the  ice, in Antarctica.

Jan 30, 2021

Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to NOAA ecologist Carey Kuhn about her fascinating work on northern fur seal foraging ecology that integrates video cameras mounted on fur seals and prey mapping with unmanned surface vehicles (Saildrones). This technology has enabled Carey to fill in some of the long-missing information gaps...

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 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...