Episodes

June 29, 2021

40. Season 1 Finale: Saving Turtles with Blood Patches and Fish Skin Patches

Squirting blood into a ruptured lung might sound crazy, but it is actually a very successful method for saving the lives of injured sea turtles. On our season 1 finale of Aquadocs, Dr. Shane Boylan from the South Carolina Aqu...

June 22, 2021

39. Dolphin Sounds and Whale Songs

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 Sm...

June 15, 2021

37. Fisheries Conservation

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...

June 08, 2021

37. The Ripple Effect of Science Communication

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 th...

May 25, 2021

36. Pioneering Aquatics in the Caribbean

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 j...

May 18, 2021

35. Salmon Medicine

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 sa...

May 11, 2021

34. SANCCOB Penguins

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 Bir...

May 04, 2021

33. Hawaiian Monk Seal Vaccines

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 Mon...

April 27, 2021

32. Shark Reproduction

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 inse...

April 20, 2021

31. Marine Iguanas and Galapagos Vets

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 ...

April 13, 2021

30. CSI Aquadocs

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, hi...

April 06, 2021

29. Blood Transfusions For Dolphins

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 dol...

March 30, 2021

28. Training and Positive Reinforcement

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 Clic...

March 23, 2021

27. Do Fish Feel Pain?

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?

March 16, 2021

26. Baseline Dolphin Health Parameters

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 be...

March 09, 2021

25. Sending Fish for Diagnostic Testing

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...

March 02, 2021

24. Wild Dolphin Health Assessments

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...

February 23, 2021

23. Advice From an Aquatic Medicine Resident

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...