Episodes

39. Dolphin Sounds and Whale Songs

June 22, 2021

Is it possible to monitor the health of dolphins and other cetaceans just through sound? On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Laura May-Collado, senior lecturer at the University of Vermont and research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, discusses her research on…

37. Fisheries Conservation

June 15, 2021

How does a salmon grow from an egg and make it into your plate? On this week’s episode of Aquadocs, host Michelle Greenfield interviews Dr. Nora Hickey and Dr. Katherine Onofyton, program Veterinarians at the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission about salmon aquaculture production and conservation…

37. The Ripple Effect of Science Communication

June 8, 2021

How do you create change with conservation? On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Claire Simeone, a marine mammal veterinarian and founder of Sea Change Health, discusses how everyone has a role in making a difference in their community. And stick around to the end for some updates from this summ…

36. Pioneering Aquatics in the Caribbean

May 25, 2021

How do you introduce an entire nation to aquatic medicine? On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Carla Phillips Savage, an aquatic one health practitioner and Trinidad and Tobago's only aquatic veterinarian, describes her journey to developing an aquatic animal health program and building one of …

35. Salmon Medicine

May 18, 2021

On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Christine Parker-Graham, Wildlife Veterinarian and Veterinary medical officer at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discusses the principles of salmon medicine and how to run diagnostic samples during the crazy times of COVID-19.

34. SANCCOB Penguins

May 11, 2021

Do you know what a penguin chick sounds like? And how do you properly treat an oiled seabird? On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. David Roberts from SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) describes the rescue, rehabilitation, and release cycle of African pen…

33. Hawaiian Monk Seal Vaccines

May 4, 2021

Vaccines seem to be all the rage today. But did you know that the Hawaiian monk seals are also receiving vaccines to keep their population alive? On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Michelle Barbieri from the Hawaiian Monk Seal Program (NOAA) discusses the history of the program and the process…

32. Shark Reproduction

April 27, 2021

How do you artificially inseminate a shark? On this week's episode of Aquadocs, shark whisperer Dr. Rob Jones of the Aquarium Vet discusses his long-term passion for shark medicine and his novel techniques for artificial insemination.

31. Marine Iguanas and Galapagos Vets

April 20, 2021

Do you know that Darwin wasn't the last scientist to study animals in the Galapagos? On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Greg Lewbart, professor of aquatic animal medicine at North Carolina State, discusses his long-time research on marine iguanas and other species in the Galapagos. Rest assure…

30. CSI Aquadocs

April 13, 2021

Toxicologists are constantly solving mysteries. Tune in this week as Dr. Robert Poppenga, a professor in the California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, highlights some of his recent cases involving common toxins affecting aquati…

29. Blood Transfusions For Dolphins

April 6, 2021

On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Claire Madden, a veterinarian at Sea World Australia, describes a recent case in which one of the dolphins in her care received three separate blood transfusions. Spoiler alert: the dolphin is alive and doing well, but completing these transfusions truly push…

28. Training and Positive Reinforcement

March 30, 2021

Completing routine examinations and even difficult procedures relies on a strong relationship between the animal, veterinarian, and the owner/trainer/keeper. On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Ken Ramirez of Karen Pryor Clicker Training, discusses the key ideas of training for domestic and aquatic…

27. Do Fish Feel Pain?

March 23, 2021

On this week's episode of Aquadocs, tune in as Dr. Frédéric Chatigny from the Université de Sherbrooke describes his research on the great debate in fish medicine: do fish feel pain?

26. Baseline Dolphin Health Parameters

March 16, 2021

This week on Aquadocs, Dr. Hendrik Nollens from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center discusses his recent study in Veterinary Quarterly that defines baseline health parameters for dolphins. This study is particularly important because it can help improve the diagnosis of health, disease and potential s…

25. Sending Fish for Diagnostic Testing

March 9, 2021

Laboratories and aquaculture farms don't always do their own diagnostic testing. Often they mail samples to large reference laboratories like IDEXX. Tune in this week as we speak to Dr. Marcus Crim, Senior Research and Design Manager of Molecular Diagnostics at Microbiology at IDEXX, and peel back …

24. Wild Dolphin Health Assessments

March 2, 2021

Ever wondered how scientists assess the health of wild dolphins? On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Randall Wells describes his role as director of the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP) and some of the key research SDRP does including population monitoring a…

23. Advice From an Aquatic Medicine Resident

Feb. 23, 2021

Thinking about an aquatic and zoological residency? Wish you could get advice from someone in a residency program? Tune in to this week's episode of Aquadocs featuring Dr. Tatiana Weisbrod, the current Aquatic Animal Medicine Resident at the University of Florida. Dr. Weisbrod discusses her experie…

22. Zebrafish Genetics and Personalized Medicine

Feb. 16, 2021

On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Christine Archer, president-elect of the Zebrafish Husbandry Association, shares her experiences working with laboratory zebrafish. Studies on these fish are at the forefront of human (and animal) medicine. Join us as we talk about important translational medicin…