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.
This week’s guest, Dr. Leslie New, talks about the usefulness and importance of statistics in marine mammal science. She also talks about how seemingly minor impacts on individual marine mammals can, in the long term, have impacts on the health of a population of a species.
Minke Witteveen, a Ph.D. student at the Nelson Mandela University talks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about her research that focuses on the ecological and social aspects of whale-watching tourism in Plettenberg Bay.
Minke Witteveen’s short documentary:
This week’s guest Jose Palazzo, a wildlife conservation manager at the Brazilian Humpback Whale Institute (https://josetruda.wordpress.com). Jose talks about whale conservation, and especially the proposed South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary. A Deputy Commissioner for the International Whaling...