Marine Mammal Science

Marine Mammal Science

Marine Mammal Science is a podcast covering some of the latest scientific research on marine mammals – whales and dolphins, polar bears, seals and sea lions, manatees and dugongs, and sea otters. The podcast is produced by Speak Up For Blue Media on behalf of the Society for Marine Mammalogy and the journal Marine Mammal Science. The host is Dr. Chris Parsons.

Recent Episodes

MMS 123: Why humpback whales sing - a new theory

Jan. 22, 2022

Dr. Eddie Mercado is a Professor of Psychology from the University of Buffalo talks about humpback whale songs and a new theory about why they might be singing. Connect with SMM: Website: Twitter: Facebook:

MMS 121: Polar Bears and Their Environment

Jan. 8, 2022

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett has as a guest Dr Chris Parsons from the US National Science Foundation, who continues to talk about polar bears. In this episode they talk about polar bears’ adaptations to their en…

MMS 120: Polar Bear Moms

Jan. 1, 2022

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett has as a guest Dr Chris Parsons from the US National Science Foundation, who continues to talk about polar bears. In this episode they talk about polar bear moms and their cubs. This…

MMS 119: Mid-winter special - polar bears!

Dec. 25, 2021

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett has as a guest Dr Chris Parsons from the US National Science Foundation, who highlights some incredible facts about polar bears. This episode is one of three special seasonal episode…

MMS 118: Solar and lunar light cycles affecting behaviors

Dec. 18, 2021

In this week’s episode, Jacquelyn Shaff from Cascadia Research Collective talks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about rough-toothed dolphins dive behavior in relation to lunar and diel light levels. Ashley’s Notes__________Do not pu…

MMS 117: Intentionally Building Inclusive Spaces for Queer Scientists, part 2

Dec. 11, 2021

This week’s episode is part two of the “Intentionally Building Inclusive Spaces for Queer Scientists” webinar organized by the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Absolutely Smashi…

MMS 116: Intentionally Building Inclusive Spaces for Queer Scientists, part 1

Dec. 4, 2021

This week’s episode is part one of the “Intentionally Building Inclusive Spaces for Queer Scientists” webinar organized by the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Absolutely Smashi…

MMS 115: Evolutionary History and Marine Mammal Mastication

Nov. 27, 2021

On this week’s episode Dr Ashley Scarlett chats with guest Dr Carlos Peredo about The evolutionary history of marine mammals and the extreme adaptations they developed for eating their prey. Ashley’s Notes__________ how they…

MMS 114: Baleen whale prey consumption and its importance?

Nov. 20, 2021

This episode is part 2 of the interview with Dr Matthew Savoca. He will continue discussing the results of his new published paper on the estimate of baleen whale prey consumption and how it impacts the ocean ecosystem.

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