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.
Dr. Archer is also co-Chair of the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and he discusses what it was like to be one of the first African Americans with a PhD in marine mammal science, issues with diversity and representation in the ocean sciences, and some of the initiatives that his committee has launched to help ensure marine mammal scientists have equal opportunities.
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