May 28, 2019

Episode 022 - Dr. Sarah Peterson studies elephant seals and shares details about her journey to become a marine biologist

Episode 022 - Dr. Sarah Peterson studies elephant seals and shares details about her journey to become a marine biologist

Dr. Sarah Peterson is a wildlife biologist who studies elephant seals. Her toxicology study revealed the depths of mercury in the ocean water column and how it relates to seal health. Her toxicology study revealed the depths of mercury in the ocean...


Dr. Sarah Peterson is a wildlife biologist who studies elephant seals. Her toxicology study revealed the depths of mercury in the ocean water column and how it relates to seal health. Her toxicology study revealed the depths of mercury in the ocean water column. In this episode we talk about elephant seals in depth from their morphology to their diving behavior.

If you have ever wondered how deep elephant seals dive you'll soon find out in this episode.

Sarah provides an in depth review on the different aspects of a wildlife research project. From developing a hypothesis to actually collecting data, and then moving into analysis and publication.

If you love science and want to start a wildlife research project you'll love this episode!