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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.
 
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The Cephalosquad has made it to the center of the maelstrom and begins preparing to descend into the plane of sorrow. However, because it’s basically just another type of doorway, it takes them a while to figure out what to do… ############################################# Please support Dugongs & Seadragons on Patreon, if every subscriber gave us …
 
The cephalosquad continues its path towards the isle of the abbey in search of Zensil. Along the way, the group’s suspicions are confirmed, as they come across a flotsam of the undead, plus a confirmation from an old friend. ############################################# Please support Dugongs & Seadragons on Patreon, if every subscriber gave us jus…
 
In this week’s episode master student Anna Costanza comes on the show to talk to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about her study on the bycatch of humpback whales in Peru, and how art is an incredible way to tell stakeholders’ stories. Bio: As an Illinoian born and bred, her younger self would pretend Lake Michigan was an ocean. After earning a B.S. in Environ…
 
The cephalosquad take the clues they have about Zensil and set sail for the sunken ship off the coast of Baysite. However, a series of mystical events lead them off course, back to where much of this started. Whilst pursuing Zensil, we discover Lucien charting a course to romance… ############################################# Please support Dugongs…
 
In this week’s episode, Allison Payne will be talking to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about her Masters' thesis project on entanglement scars on humpback whales. More on Allison Payne: Allison Payne is a Master's student at San Francisco State University's Estuary and Ocean Science Center and part of the Cetacean Field Research Team at the Marine Mammal Cen…
 
The cephalosquad wakes up and takes a short pause as Lucien discovers another excuse to not wear a shirt – a quarter sized hole in his shoulder. After much experimentation by Leo and his lovely assistant, the random drunk longshoreman that was within reaching distance, Pepper decides to go and get a responsible adult… but can only find Carl. ######…
 
Humpbacks started coming back to San Francisco Bay in 2016 and now scientists are concerned about the risk of ship strikes. Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Rebekah Lane about this conservation issue. Bekah Lane is a graduate student at San Francisco State University, studying the risk of ship strikes to humpback whales in San Francisco Bay in Dr…
 
After ruling out all the likely locations of Zensil in or around Imrock’s hold, the cephalosquad resort to more desperate measures of investigation. Pepper has a divine revelation, Carl gets drunk enough to talk to his god, and The Porter reads not one, but TWO books. ############################################# Please support Dugongs & Seadragons…
 
In this week’s episode, we have Bob Pitman who will tell us about some unbelievable displays of altruism, or what seem to be altruistic behaviors, in whales. You will not want to miss hearing these fascinating stories. Bio: Bob Pitman spent almost 40 years conducting whale survey cruises for NOAA Fisheries in all oceans of the world. He has authore…
 
After getting everyone to agree that Zensil needs to be dealt with, the cephalosquad have their jobs cut out for them as they must try and find the wizard. Unfortunately, Zensil is not interested in being found, and all the clues left behind are muddied and cryptic. ############################################# Please support Dugongs & Seadragons o…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash talks to guest Dr Peter Corkeron about the newly named Gulf of Mexico whale or Rice’s whale. This species was just discovered, but it possibly numbers less than 50 individual animals - making it one of the most threatened species in the US.By Speak Up For Blue
 
The cephalosquad make it back to Imrok’s hold and find themselves greeted by captains Teldarr and Gasteban. Things get a little crazy when Volgrom the mighty kicks down the door, but he ends up holding hands with Marigold and they all agree that Zensil must be dealt with. ############################################# Please support Dugongs & Seadra…
 
After a quick switch to Lucien, Porter, Carl, Pepper, and Malthus sending out their messages to the pirate captains, Gasteban and Telldar, we find the Cephalosquad rushing off to avenge the death of Dharna’s octopuses. This thrilling chase filled with logistical organization and lots of arguing is almost as thrilling as opening a door! Until they f…
 
Reunited with their past companions, the cephalosquad realize too late that they were being spied upon. After dispelling the scrying Lucien, Carl, Pepper and The Porter try to figure out a way to negotiate a peaceful end to the upcoming battle. Dharna gets bored and goes outside to play. Cali and Leo try to have a tender moment between friends, onl…
 
Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to guest Dr. Giovanni Bearzi in a two-part interview about dolphin conservation in the Mediterranean Sea. In this first episode, they talk about the history of cetacean research in the Mediterranean. Giovanni Bearzi one of our champions of Marine Mammal Science. He is a Marine Conservation biologist and One of Europe's mos…
 
The Cephalosquad prepare to parlay with the incoming Armada. They are ferried out to the Glaucus, get their ship repaired, make it to the Armada, and are reunited with some of their long-lost friends. Unfortunately, this all goes awry at the last moment when they realize their sweet reunion has been spied upon. #####################################…
 
In this week’s episode the guest is Dr. Mari Smultea, who tells her story about being a successful female entrepreneur in the field of marine mammal science and technology, and how she paved her way through a traditionally male-dominated field. Her company Smultea Sciences, LLC is a pioneering female-owned and run marine science and technology ente…
 
The Cephalosquad managed to slip out of battle, but at what cost? Zensil Disappeared and Marmo’s dead. Our downtrodden adventurers collect their evidence and head back into the castle only to be arrested upon arrival. Through some cunning persuasion and absolutely no help from Lucien they manage to save their skins and prepare to parlay with the in…
 
This week’s guest is Dr. Iain Staniland, who talks to Ashley Scarlett about his previous seal research before becoming the International Whaling Commission’s new Head of Science. They also talk about some of the IWC’s Scientific Committee activities this year and their new initiativesBy Speak Up For Blue
 
Hey Folx, Travis Nielsen here. In addition to voicing The Porter and Carl S. Berg, I am also your friendly neighborhood D&SD podcast producer. The cast and crew here at D&SD have been talking, and we have realized that we have been leaving a lot of loose ends in the storyline of season one. As devoted nerdy-stuff fans ourselves, we know how much th…
 
The cephalosquad has finally come face to face with the villain Zensil, who has trapped Marlene (Marmo’s significant other, um… partner, um… love interest… Look we don’t like to put labels on things here). After a tragic strike from the Deep ones, Zensil disappears, and the cephalosquad get the second wind the never wanted. ########################…
 
In this week's episode, Dr. Ashley Scarlett talks to Dr. Jean-Pierre Deforges about the accumulation of ocean pollution and the health effects they have on marine mammals. About Dr. Jean-Pierre Deforges: Jean-Pierre Desforges, Post-Doctorial Research Fellow at McGill University in Montreal Canada. He did his Masters at the University of Victoria (C…
 
The cephalosquad has finally come face to face with the villain Zensil, who has trapped Marlene (Marmo’s significant other, um… partner, um… love interest… Look we don’t like to put labels on things here) for his foul schemes. The battle rages on, and the villains struck back! ############################################# Please support Dugongs & S…
 
This week’s episode is the last of 3 episodes with Dr. Thomas Jefferson. In this episode, Ashley and Tom talk about how his research on the Finless Porpoises came about and the ground-breaking research on the habitats and ranges of the cetacean species in Hong Kong.By Speak Up For Blue
 
The cephalosquad has finally come face to face with the villain Zensil, who has trapped Marlene (Marmo’s significant other, um… partner, um… love interest… Look we don’t like to put labels on things here.) for his foul schemes. ############################################# Please support Dugongs & Seadragons on Patreon, if every subscriber gave us …
 
Finally, the cephalosquad is reunited with Lucien and Marigold. However, time is running short, Marlene’s life is in peril, and our team of somewhat intrepid heroes still cannot figure riddle of where Zensil is. Once again stymied by an inanimate object, the cephalosquad finally get a (somewhat anticlimactic) break, which leads them closer to their…
 
Dr. Ashley Scarlett welcomes Dr. Thomas A. Jefferson to the podcast to talk about marine mammals, especially dolphins and porpoises. In this episode, Tom talks about the state of the critically endangered porpoise, the Vaquita, that is endemic to the Sea of Cortez. The Vaquita get caught in gillnets that are targeting Totoaba fish, whose swim bladd…
 
Dr. Holly Fearnbach, speaks to Dr. Ashley Scarlett about “SR3”, which stands for SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research. This program studies the health of endangered southern resident killer whales and the decline in their prey. But, she also gives us some hope for this population and their health status and tells listeners how they can st…
 
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