Episodes

November 21, 2019

MMS 014: Technology To Detect Cetaceans With Dave Steckler

Dave Steckler chats with host Chris Parsons about some of the new technology being developed to detect cetaceans at sea and provides career advice for those who want to search for marine mammals and protected species at sea for a...

November 07, 2019

MMS 012: The Dolphin Institute With Dr. Adam Pack

Dr. Adam Pack chats to host Dr. Chris Parsons about dolphin intelligence and their sophisticated language skills, the nature of humpback whale song, the Hawaiian Islands whale sanctuary, the impacts of climate change... and Star Trek.

October 31, 2019

MMS 011: Behavior Of Bottlenose And Atlantic Spotted Dolphins In The Bahamas With Dr. Denise Herzing

Dr. Chris Parsons talks to guest Dr. Denise Herzing about her research on the behavior of bottlenose and Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas, and what’s it like conducting fieldwork in paradise-like surroundings. Check out the Shows on the...

October 25, 2019

MMS 010: A Glimmer Of Hope For The Vaquita? With Dr. Loranzo Rojas Bracho

Dr. Lorenzo Rojas Bracho joins Dr. Chris Parsons this week to discuss the threats faced by the world’s most threatened cetacean - the critically endangered vaquita - and recent research which may offer a glimmer of hope for this imperiled animal. ...

October 17, 2019

MMS 009: Threats Faced By The Indus And Ganges River Dolphins With Dr. Gill Braulik

Podcast host Dr. Chris Parsons talks to Dr. Gill Braulik in Zanzibar - about her research and the threats faced by Indus and Ganges river dolphins. Check out the Shows on the Speak Up For Blue Network: Marine Conservation Happy Hour Apple Podcasts: ...

October 10, 2019

MMS 008: Identifying Dolphins From Their Faces With Tilen Genov

Dr. Chris Parsons talks to Tilen Genov about his research on the local dolphin population in Slovenia, and his recent study on identifying dolphins from their faces, which was one of the most downloaded and shared papers in the journal Marine Mammal...

October 03, 2019

MMS 007: The Marine Mammalogy Conservation Committee With Dr. Barb Taylor

Chair of the Society for Marine Mammalogy Conservation Committee, and NOAA researcher, Dr. Barb Taylor talks with host Dr. Chris Parsons about the work of the Committee, the critically endangered Vaquita, the newly identified Gulf of Mexico whale and...

September 26, 2019

MMS 006: Who Put The Hump On The Humpback Dolphin?

Dr. Stephanie Plön talks with host Dr. Chris Parsons about her research in the journal Marine Mammal Science on the nature of the “hump” of the humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea), and the threatened dolphins of the genus Sousa.

September 19, 2019

MMS 005: Discovery Of The Resurgence Of Humpback Whales In New York Harbor With Danielle Brown

Dr. Chris Parsons talks to Danielle Brown, whose Masters’ degree research on humpback whales in the New York harbor area became one of the most downloaded papers for the journal Marine Mammal Science.

September 12, 2019

MMS 004: Short-Beaked Dolphins Taxonomy With Dr. Nicole Vollmer

Dr. Nicole Vollmer talks with host Chris Parsons about her new study in the journal Marine Mammal Science that revises the taxonomy of the short-beaked dolphins of the genus Lagenorhynchus.

September 05, 2019

MMS 003: Marine Mammal Monitoring Using Drones With Shah Selbe

National Geographic explorer Shah Selbe talks with Dr. Chris Parsons about using drones for marine mammal research, and how they are being used to study endangered blue whales in Sri Lanka.

August 29, 2019

MMS 002: The Parachute Science Issue With Dr. Asha De Vos

Dr. Chris Parsons talks with 2017 Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference plenary speaker Dr. Asha De Vos about the issue of “parachute science” and the difficulties faced by marine mammal researchers from developing countries.

August 06, 2019

MMS 001: Endangered Blue Whales With Dr. Asha De Vos

In the first of the Marine Mammal Science podcasts, while sailing in the coastal waters of Sri Lanka, Dr. Chris Parsons talks with Dr. Asha De Vos about her research on endangered blue whales in Sri Lanka.