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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 and producer is Dr. Ashley Scarlett.
 
The Marine Conservation Happy Hour is a podcast that looks at the many different sides of Marine Science and Conservation in an informal setting - a during a pub Happy Hour, chatting casually over a few (or more) drinks. The show is co-hosted by @DrScarlettSmash and @Craken_McCraic. Everyone is a marine scientist who is passionate about the Ocean, marine mammals (whales, seals, dolphins, porpoises, polar bears and more), sharks and other fish, invertebrates (especially squid & octopuses beca ...
 
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There are many of you (including myself) that would like to help protect the ocean and we tend to fantasize ways in which we can help, but there are times when we are not focusing on the best ways we can all protect the ocean; therefore, I am going to go through the best ways that you can help save the ocean with minimal work even though it might n…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken ttalk about their upcoming trip to the Epcot Center in Florida, but they also talk about renewable enrgy for your home. Dr Craken discusses the solar panels that were installed on his roof - how easy and affordable it was to do, and how they are already saving him money! This episode is supported by an ad from Cetace…
 
Sharks are an iconic ocean animal that can strike fear and wonder in anyone that sees them and they are one of those animals that everyone would like to protect; but, most shark populations around the world have experienced drastic declines in population over the past 50 years and many people do not know how to go about protecting them; therefore, …
 
Dr Scarlett Smash makes Dr Craken take her naughty dolphin quiz - will he be able to answer the questions, or will he be a dolphin dunce? Listen to find out! This episode is supported by an ad from Cetacean Research Technology - providers of affordable, top quality hydrophones to scientists, documentary makers, artists, educators, whale-watchers an…
 
Equity, diversity, and inclusion has been the focus of many organizations in marine science and conservation and outside of the field for a number of years and there has been some small steps in the right direction made, but there are many examples of BIPOC scientists and their teams that still face racism today. Therefore, it is important to highl…
 
Climate change has been deemed the biggest threat in the world by many scientists, conservationists, industries, governments, and militaries around the world and countries have made international pledges in the form of treaties to curb greenhouse gas emissions and invest in more renewable energy, but the parties that form the government in democrat…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken continue talking about the HBO hit show "Our Flag Means Death!" and the real history behind gentleman pirate Stede Bonnet and his famous pirate companion: Blackbeard This episode is supported by an ad from Cetacean Research Technology - providers of affordable, top quality hydrophones to scientists, documentary maker…
 
In the last episode, I talked about a new enzyme that can breakdown plastics in days instead of centuries and it seems very promising, but we know that it is not the complete solution and people will continue to use single-use plastics; therefore, in this episode, I offer three ways that we need to get a mass reduction of plastic use. Sign up to fi…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken talk about the HBO hit show "Our Flag Means Death!" and the real history behind gentleman pirate Stede Bonnet and his famous pirate companion: Blackbeard This episode is supported by an ad from Cetacean Research Technology - providers of affordable, top quality hydrophones to scientists, documentary makers, artists, …
 
A new enzyme that can break down plastics in a matter of days and not centuries is giving people hope that we can still use plastics and not have to worry about the reduction, but the solution will only take care of a small percentage of plastic pollution. Therefore, we need to continue the pursuit of reducing our single-use plastics. In this episo…
 
Marine science and conservation has proven to help the ocean in many cases when things are done properly, but not all of it works; therefore, methods need to adapt and build on past failures. In this episode, I will be talking about two conservation experiments that people don't like but could lead to a better understanding and protection of the oc…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken talk about the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development - and how the podcast is an officially endorsed UN Ocean Decade activity ! This episode is supported by an ad from Cetacean Research Technology - providers of affordable, top quality hydrophones to scientists, documentary makers, artist…
 
There are many issues that are facing this world that have science-based solutions that are not getting solved and it's because people are taking swipes at scientists in every field, but is it because scientists and conservationists don't seem accessible to the public; therefore, I am going to tell you about my favourite tool: podcasts are a great …
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken discuss some of the recent highlights from the international "Our Ocean" meeting in Palau. In particular, they discuss some of the major commitments that the US Government has promised to help marine conservation. This episode is supported by an ad from Cetacean Research Technology - providers of affordable, top qual…
 
Climate change consequences have been talked about for decades and people have been ignoring them, but know those consequences are happening and people are paying the price; therefore, it's time to talk about their impact and how we can move forward with better action. In today's episode, I am going to be talking about the record low lake levels of…
 
It is really difficult to find a job in marine science and conservation lately so many early career scientists search for internships before full time or temporary jobs, but is an internship in their best interest? I am a huge proponent of getting a job over an internship when possible. In this episode, I discuss why early career scientists should …
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken talk to dolphin researcher Emma Chereskin about her start in zoology studying a creature that appeared in Harry Potter and some of the interesting studies she has done on the behavior and communication of male dolphin alliances. Discover which marine mammals are Slytherins and which are Hufflepuffs ! This episode is …
 
Science Communication is one of the most important parts of conservation as it is responsible for getting complex information to your audience, but people are used to simple sound bites rather than long explanations; therefore, SciCommers need to adapt and get their points across easily. In today's episode, I am going to be discussing how to get yo…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken talk to dolphin researcher Emma Chereskin about how dolphins have unique signature whistles or "names". This episode is supported by an ad from Cetacean Research Technology - providers of affordable, top quality hydrophones to scientists, documentary makers, artists, educators, whale-watchers and all types of ocean e…
 
Everyone loves food, you can tell by the number of restaurants that are in a city/town/village. There is a food network with chef battles and mouth-watering dishes. Many cultures use food as a way to socialize and build relationships. But do you ever worry about how the future of our food will be secured in a time when the world will be changing? S…
 
We own a lot of stuff and we love to buy stuff, but that stuff leads to a life of waste and builds on our impact on the oceans; therefore we need to move towards a net zero impact. In today's episode, I am going to provide you with an example of an organization that is moving towards net zero...the Toronto Zoo, and how the entire organization is wo…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken talk about some recent research on microplastics in whales and the problem of microplastics and human health. They discuss the steps that they've taken to try to reduce their plastics footprint. This episode is supported by an ad from Cetacean Research Technology - providers of affordable, top quality hydrophones to …
 
Earth day has come and gone. It's a day to reflect on how we treat the planet and many people, workplaces, and so forth work to do a clean-up in parks or other areas within their communities, but does that do the trick? Is Earth day enough to help get people to act for a better planet? Today, you will be learning how you can leverage Earth Day to h…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken talk about the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The conclusions are serious and we have to act rapidly to reduce carbon emissions! They talk about some solutions, and how you can do your part to help combat climate change. This episode is supported by an ad from Cetacean Reseac…
 
We know the problems that many of the common single-use plastics cause in the ocean and we also know that there are plenty of people working to create policies to ban these plastics, but there are more microplastics being used and are entering the environment; therefore, Joe Barnes and Elisa Davey (graduates students from American University) are g…
 
When you hear about the issues that are facing the ocean you want to help and you will do whatever you can to help the ocean, but sometimes your effort, although well intended, does not hit right; therefore, in this episode, I am going to tell you how you can maximize your efforts by doing the best actions to save the ocean. Building an online comm…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken talk about competition, stress and toxicity in academia and the conservation field and how mindful coaching can help. If you are frustrated about where you are in your career, if you aren't receiving useful advice from your mentors, listen to the words of wisdom from Dr Scarlett Smash & Dr Craken. Help is available! …
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken talk about how you have to be careful when chosing your role models. High profile scientists and conservationists may not be what they seem. They also reveal that a famous hero/heroine was far from the saintly figure that they were portrayed as - who will it be?! If you liked this show please support us so we can kee…
 
Countries first started to map the Arctic Ocean to show that their northern continental shelf extended far enough to lay claim to the world's northernmost oil deposits and it became a race for sovereignty, but researchers took advantage of the funding to discover and explore the Arctic Ocean bottom; therefore, the researchers were able to discover …
 
Graduating with a Marine Biology degree is a great accomplishment and new graduates are ready to start looking for a job with eagerness, but they quickly realize that there aren't many jobs available for new graduates...with little experience; therefore, I am going to tell you how you can stand out from the crowd and get a job after graduating. Fac…
 
Dr Scarlett Smash and Dr Craken talk to Dr Lonneke IJsseldijk about stranded harbour porpoises in the Netherlands and a recent mass mortality of porpoises caused by a disease outbreak. If you liked this show please support us so we can keep providing more content, $1 helps : www.patreon.com/marineconservation Contact info@absolutelysmashingllc.com …
 
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