Episodes

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 (…

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…

1: Discovering Lost Sharks with Dr. David Ebert

July 15, 2021

In the first episode of Beyond Jaws, Dr. David Ebert (American Elasmobranch Society President) discusses his career path and his passion for describing the life history and naming of sharks that no one knows about.  Connect …

Beyond Jaws and into Shark Science

July 13, 2021

Welcome to Beyond Jaws, the official podcast of the American Elasmobranch Society (AES). This podcast will go beyond the fearful reputation of sharks to a better understanding of these species through science and the people …