Episodes

October 13, 2021

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

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 (young and old) were...

September 10, 2021

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

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 predominantly works on projects...

September 02, 2021

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

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 a Fisheries Biologist...

August 25, 2021

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

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 with Dr. Gavin...

August 18, 2021

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

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 scientist at the...

August 11, 2021

5: Studying Chimeras with Dr. Dominique Didier

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: Website:

August 04, 2021

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

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 System at the University...

July 27, 2021

3: The Apex Predator Program with Dr. Liisa Natason

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: Twitter: Website:

July 17, 2021

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

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 hobby helped drive...

July 16, 2021

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

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 pursue similar...

July 15, 2021

1: Discovering Lost Sharks with Dr. David Ebert

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 with Dave: Twitter: ...

July 13, 2021

Beyond Jaws and into Shark Science

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 who study them.  This...