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 104: Internship Equality Webinar

Sept. 11, 2021

This week’s episode is the recording of the Internship Equality webinar co-hosted by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the  Society for Marine Mammalogy Diversity & Inclusion committee. While we all rely on the ocean fo…

MMS 103: The Oldest Whale and Dolphin Conservation Organization

Sept. 4, 2021

This week’s episode has our guest,  Dr. Rebecca Lent, the International Whaling Commission's Executive Secretary, talking to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about the IWC’s 75th anniversary. They also talk about its latest cetacean cons…

MMS 102: Poopology 102

Aug. 28, 2021

This week’s episode is part 2 of a two-part interview with Dr Kathleen Hunt, where she teaches us about the history and importance of fecal hormone studies and other ways to test hormones in whales.

MMS 101: Poopology 101

Aug. 21, 2021

This week’s episode is part 1 of a two-part interview with Dr Kathleen Hunt, where she teaches us about the history and importance of fecal hormone studies and other ways to test hormones in whales.

MMS 100: The 100th episode!

Aug. 14, 2021

This week’s episode marks the 100th Marine Mammal Science podcast recording. To celebrate, we speak to Dr. Chris Parsons, the creator of the podcast and the Membership Chair of the Society for Marine Mammalogy. He joins Dr. …

MMS 99: Conservation of small cetaceans and the IWC

Aug. 7, 2021

On this week’s episode Guest Dr. Lindsay Porter, Chair of the International Whaling Commission’s Small Cetaceans Sub-Committee, talks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about the work of the Sub-Committee on the conservation of dolphins…

MMS 98: The importance of the Falkland Islands for sei and southern right whales

July 31, 2021

In this week’s episode Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Caroline Weir who has dedicated herself to helping achieve a key biodiversity area for the endangered Sei Whales in the Falkland Islands. They talk about how important …

MMS 97: The history of cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea, part 3

July 24, 2021

In this week's episode, Dr. Drasko Holcer tells us more about the whales and dolphins of the Adriatic Sea, like long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, and common dolphins. He also talks about victories with Marine Protected…

MMS 96: The history of cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea, part 2

July 17, 2021

In this week's episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Drasko Holcer about the history of the Blue Whale Institute - which spearheaded cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea. They discuss the history of marine mammals in th…

MMS 95: The history of cetacean research in the Adriatic Sea, Part 1

July 10, 2021

This week’s episode will be part 1 of 3 episodes with Dr. Ashley Scarlett talking to one of our legendary marine mammal science champions  Dr. Drasko Holcer. They talk about the history of cetacean research in the Adriatic S…

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