Beyond Jaws

Beyond Jaws

Beyond Jaws is the official podcast of the American Elasmobranch Society (AES), the largest and one of the oldest professional organizations dedicated to the scientific study, conservation, and education of sharks, and their relatives the flatsharks (rays and skates), and ghost sharks. The podcast is an informative all things shark-related program to engage and inform shark enthusiasts, the general public, and anyone interested in sharks. The podcast is engaging and fun, with guests discussing their current shark-related activities.

Recent Episodes

BONUS 4: Dr. Josh Moyer - working with Dr. Dominique Didier

Oct. 13, 2021

Dr. Josh Moyer recently graduated with a Ph.D. studying feeding morphology in sharks, but his career path was ignited and highly influenced by writing a letter to Dr. Eugenie Clark, a famous shark biologist by which people (…

BONUS 3: Brian Gervalis - working with Dr. Lisa Natanson

Sept. 10, 2021

Brian Gervalis joins Andrew Lewin on this bonus episode to discuss his time as a graduate student under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Natanson. Brian is a Fisheries Scientist for an environmental consulting firm where he predo…

BONUS 2: Dr. Kelsey James - working with Dr. Lisa Natanson

Sept. 2, 2021

Dr. Kelsey James sits down with me to discuss her experience in doing her Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Natanson.  Kelsey describes the intensity at which Lisa approached her work and how she uses that intensity as…

7: Growing up exploring in Africa to being in charge of the shark attack files with Dr. Gavin Naylor

Aug. 25, 2021

Dr. Gavin Naylor joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss his career in shark science.  Gavin takes us through his childhood from growing up exploring Africa to becoming a shark scientist.  Connect wi…

6: Co-Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group with Sarah Fowler

Aug. 18, 2021

Sarah Fowler joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss how she got her start in Shark Science and how she co-chair IUCN Species Survival Commission Shark Specialist Group even though she wasn't a shark…

5: Studying Chimeras with Dr. Dominique Didier

Aug. 11, 2021

Dr. Dominique Didier joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss her career studying Chimeras. She decided to study these mysterious animals because nobody else had studied them previously.  Connect with AES: Twitter: …

4: From Shark Science to Integrated Marine Observing System with Dr. Michelle Heupel

Aug. 4, 2021

Dr. Michelle Heupel joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss how she flew across the world and back, then back again to pursue shark science, and now is the Director of the Integrated Marine Observing…

3: The Apex Predator Program with Dr. Liisa Natason

July 27, 2021

Dr. Lisa Natanson joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the episode to discuss her role in the Apex Predator Program and her research on the aging of sharks and how it changed the game on aging fish. Connect with AES: Tw…

2: Building a shark research program with Dr. Greg Skomal

July 17, 2021

Dr. Greg Skomal is known for building the shark science program for the State of Massachusetts as well as his work on shark week.  Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin interview Greg on his career. They discuss how the aquarium …

BONUS 1: Dr. Jen Bigman - Working with Dr. David Ebert

July 16, 2021

Dr. Jen Bigman sits down with me in this bonus episode to discuss her graduate career studying under Dr. David Ebert and how she was inspired by the way Dave discussed the life history of sharks so much that she wanted to pu…

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