Dec. 5, 2019

MMS 16: Malaysian Marine Mammals With Dr. Louisa Ponnampalam

MMS 16: Malaysian Marine Mammals With Dr. Louisa Ponnampalam

Dr. Louisa Ponnampalam chats with host Chris Parsons about her research on dugongs, dolphins, and whales in Malaysia, as well as her previous work in Oman on spinner dolphins. They discuss some of the novel small cetacean behaviors they...


Dr. Louisa Ponnampalam chats with host Chris Parsons about her research on dugongs, dolphins, and whales in Malaysia, as well as her previous work in Oman on spinner dolphins. They discuss some of the novel small cetacean behaviors they have observed in Malaysia as well as discussing their favorite cetacean: the finless porpoise. 

They also talk about the challenges about working in Southeast Asia, the difficulties of having a career in marine mammal conservation and the importance of social science in conservation in this double-length episode.