Episodes

26: Communicating the science via the Whole Tooth Podcast with Dr. Isla Hodgson

May 23, 2022

Dr. Isla Hodgson joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the final episode of our fourth season and our first full year of the Beyond Jaws podcast to talk about how she started working with the Save Our Seas Foundation to …

25: Fighting for shark science and conservation in New Zealand with Dr. Brit Finucci

May 16, 2022

Dr. Brit Finucci joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss how she got into shark science when she went to New Zealand to pursue her graduate work.  Brit discusses her work on sharks and her love for C…

24: Pursuing a shark sensory career with Dr. Steve Kajiura

May 9, 2022

Dr. Steve Kajiura joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew to discuss how he grew up in a small town in Ontario to work on shark sensory research at Florida Atlantic University.  Connect with Steve: Twitter: Website: Connect with…

23: Focused on a career of projects with a conservation application result with Jill Brroks

May 2, 2022

Jill Brooks joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss her career in shark science as well as why she is working on a Ph.D. on freshwater fish rather than sharks. She also discusses her "hobby Ph.D." on studying what …

22: The zombie lab with Dr. Kara Yopak

April 25, 2022

Dr. Kara Yopak joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss her journey in the shark science field and how she started studying the brains of sharks and now refers to her lab as the Zombie Lab.  Connect with Dr. Kara Yo…

21: Pursuing a sensory ecology of elasmobranch career with Dr. Christine Bedore

April 18, 2022

Dr. Christine Bedore joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the episode to discuss her career path from an undergraduate student at Michigan State to taking a break and becoming a veterinarian technician in Southern Calif…

20: Describing sharks, writing grants, and identifying species through egg case morphology with Dr. Will White

March 28, 2022

Dr. Will White joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to talk about his career in studying shark age and growth, identifying new species, the importance of writing grants, and how he is identifying species fro…

19: Persistence and passion in shark science with Dr. Kady Lyons

March 21, 2022

Dr. Kady Lyons joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss her career in shark science which landed her a research assistant position in shark science at the Georgia Aquarium.  Kady discusses her ups and…

18: A shark science career is not a straight path with Dr. Andrew Chin

March 14, 2022

Dr. Andrew Chin joins co-hosts Andrew Lewin and Dr. David Ebert on the podcast to talk about his career as a shark scientist, including the ups and downs that made him the great scientist he is today.  Connect with us: Beyon…

17: Building the MarAlliance with Dr. Rachel Graham

March 7, 2022

Dr. Rachel Graham joins Andrew Lewin and Dr. Davide Ebert on the podcast to tell them how she built her career in shark science and how she created the MarAlliance. Links to MarAlliance: Website: Twitter: Instagram: Conn…

16: The Jaws generation with Dr. Dean Grubbs

Feb. 28, 2022

Dr. Dean Grubs joins co-hosts Andrew Lewin and Dr. David Ebert on the podcast to discuss his career as a Shark Scientist.  Dean also discusses how he did his graduate work with an absolute legend in the field, Doc Gruber.  C…

15: Building a shark ecology program with Dr. Chris Lowe

Feb. 21, 2022

Dr. Chris Lowe discusses how he built his shark ecology program and how the program incorporates helping Southern California beaches adapt to the great white shark nursery habitat.  Chris' Twitter: Connect with AES: Twitter…

S2 E7: The trade of wedgefish and guitarfish

Dec. 20, 2021

Andrew Lewin and Dr. David Ebert speak to three experts on the trade of wedgefish and guitarfish in this final episode of this second season.  They speak to: Stan Shea (Hong Kong) Matt McDavitt (United States) Sarah Fowler (…

S2 E6: Fisheries management and trade of wedgefish and guitarfish

Dec. 13, 2021

Andrew Lewin and Dr. David Ebert discuss fisheries management and trade of wedgefish with: Ryan Daly - Oceanographic Research Institute (South Africa) Benaya Simeon - Wildlife Conservation Society (Indonesia) Christina Choy …

S2 E5: Ecology and Life History of wedgefish and guitarfish

Dec. 6, 2021

Dr. Davind Ebert and Andrew Lewin speak to Gareth Jordan of Ocean Research Insitute (South Africa), Adriana Gonzalez Pestano (Peru), and Rhett Bennett of the Wildlife Conservation Society (Southwest Indian Ocean) about the e…

S2 E4: Student perspectives in wedgefish and guitarfish research

Nov. 29, 2021

Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin speak to graduate students about their research of wedgefish and guitarfish from all over the world.  The hosts speak to: Mariana Martins; Michaela van Staden; Daniel Fernando; and, Stephanie…

S2 E3: Novel research in studying wedgefish and guitarfish

Nov. 22, 2021

Dr David Ebert and and Andrew Lewin discuss novel research methods in the field and in public aquariums with researchers conducting studies to better understand wedgefish and guitarfish.  We will hear from: Dr. Aletta Bester…

S2 E2: A student perspective on Rhino rays

Nov. 15, 2021

Students researching wedgefish and guitarfish play an important role in the conservation of these species as many of the students are identifying baseline information that will help drive future policies.  During the episode…

S2 E1: Why do we need to protect wedgefish and guitarfish

Nov. 8, 2021

Welcome to the second season of the Beyond Jaws podcast.  In this episode, Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin will be speaking with the organizers, the funding organization, and an international expert from the IUCN on the Glo…

Are you ready to talk about Rhino rays?

Nov. 8, 2021

Season 2 kicks off in one day where Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin speak to researchers all over the world who are working to learn more about wedgefish and guitarfish to better protect them.  This season was supported by …

BONUS 7: Dr. Ana Martins - working with Dr. Michelle Heupel

Nov. 6, 2021

Dr. Ana Martins joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin to discuss her career studying elasmobranchs in Brazil, Australia (with Dr. Michelle Heupel); and now, Canada.  Michelle discusses how she left Brazil to work with Miche…

BONUS 5: Dr. Jeff Kneebone - working with Dr. Greg Skomal

Nov. 1, 2021

Dr. Jeff Kneebone joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss his journey into shark science working with Dr. Greg Skomal. His story is quite interesting as he worked with two of our guests in Season 1. …

BONUS 5: Dr. Vincente Faria - working with Dr. Gavin Naylor

Oct. 26, 2021

Dr. Vincente Faria joins Dr. David Ebert and Andrew Lewin on the podcast to discuss his graduate work on sawfish with Dr. Gavin Naylor. Dr. Faria talks about how he met Dr. Naylor and why he decided to choose sawfish as his …

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 (…