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Marine Mammal Science

Feb 19, 2022

In this week’s episode, biologist Dr. Lonneke IJsseldijk explains the many things you can learn from a stranded marine mammal and she tells us about an unusual mass stranding of harbour porpoises in Europe.

Jan 29, 2022

In this week’s episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to sensory biologist Dr. Robyn Grant about the evolution of whiskers in mammals. This is the first of several episodes of the importance of whiskers in marine mammals.

Nov 27, 2021

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett chats with guest Dr Carlos Peredo about the evolutionary history of marine mammals and the extreme adaptations they've developed for eating their prey.

Sep 25, 2021

On this week’s episode, Dr Ashley Scarlett chats to Dr Jay Barlow, an award winning  marine mammal researcher whose natural ability to tinker with technology has helped with the conservation of many species. He discusses his newest paper on the unique calls and acoustic characteristics of hard to find beaked whales...

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...