March 21, 2020

MMS 29: Whale And Dolphin Strandings And Welfare Science With Dr. Karen Stockin

MMS 29: Whale And Dolphin Strandings And Welfare Science With Dr. Karen Stockin

Chris Parsons talks to Dr. Karen Stockin this week about her work on stranded whales & dolphins in New Zealand. They also discuss welfare science and marine mammals, and indigenous communities’ views about...


Chris Parsons talks to Dr. Karen Stockin this week about her work on stranded whales & dolphins in New Zealand. They also discuss welfare science and marine mammals, and indigenous communities views about stranded whales. They also talk about a recent crisis in Dr. Stockin’s current academic base - Massey University - where not only is the world-famous marine mammal research program being closed down, but also most of the science programs in order to make bigger profits for the University. 

Resources for listeners: 

For those interested in signing the petition against the Massey university closures please go to https://www.change.org/p/chancellor-michael-ahie-and-the-massey-university-council-save-our-sciences-at-albanyThe marine animal stranding training toolkit and other resources can be found at  https://darchive.mblwhoilibrary.org/handle/1912/8695For information about the International Whaling Commission’s stranding initiative and where to report a stranded whale or dolphin, go to https://iwc.int/strandings. British Divers Marine Life rescue and be found at https://www.bdmlr.org.uk/index.php.