Meet Matthew Leslie, the scientist featured in the Dolphins Podcast:
You have probably seen cans of tuna in your local supermarket marked “dolphin safe.” That label means the tuna was fished in a way that spares most dolphins from being killed in the tuna fleet’s giant nets. In this podcast, biologist and guest reporter Matt Leslie brings us a story about tuna, the intertwined fate of fisheries and dolphins, and the work of scientists. It’s a story that lies behind the label of every can of tuna. It spans two generations of scientists and a revolution in scientific methods. Matt reports from a dolphin morgue in La Jolla, California, USA.Scientist Reference: Dolphin Podcast: Scientists Extras Reference: Dolphins Podcast: Extras
Hear how research unfolds at sea. Playing female whale calls into the water, researcher Susan Parks suddenly finds herself the center of attention of a group of male North Atlantic Right Whales. Will she be able to gather crucial data before a breaching whale crashes down on her boat?
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Meet Noah Wilson-Rich, the scientist featured in our Honey Bee podcast:
Have you heard the buzz about bee colonies collapsing? Entomologist Noah Wilson-Rich wanted to study ways to keep bees healthy, but grant money proved elusive. In this podcast, Ari Daniel Shapiro ventures into a cloud of honey bees to learn about the unique way one bee scientist is managing to help bees and fund his research at the same time.Honey Bees Podcast: Meet the Scientist Extras Reference: Honey Bees Podcast: Extras
Meet Scientist Rodrigo Medellin Legorreta, featured in our bat podcast:
The batman of Mexico has his own bat-cave. He just shares it with 4,000 Mexican long-nosed bats. In this episode, join researcher Rodrigo Medellin as he descends into the Devil’s Cave just north of Mexico City. It’s a journey that started decades ago when Medellin was on a game show as a boy. He lost the game show, but won a prize far more valuable—for himself, his students, and Mexico’s bats. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports from Tepoztlán.Scientist Reference: Mexican long-nosed bats Podcast: Meet the Scientist Extras Reference: Mexican long-nosed bats Podcast: Extras
Meet Dr. Michael Strand, one of the scientists featured in the Parasitic Wasp podcast:
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See some images from Ari’s visit to Michael Strand’s lab at the University of Georgia.
Images courtesy of Ari Daniel Shapiro
Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one organism stops and another begins. That’s especially true with the kind of evolutionary arms race that takes place between parasites and their unwilling hosts. It’s biological warfare at the level of the genes. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports from Athens, Georgia, USA.Parasitic Wasps Podcast: Meet the Scientists Extras Reference: Parasitic Wasps Podcast: Extras
See some of Ari’s images from his visit to Mercantour National Park in the French Alps.
All images courtesy of Ari Daniel Shapiro
Meet scientists Benoît Fontaine and Marie-France Leccia who were featured in our New Species in the Old World podcast:
You don’t always have to venture into the heart of a rain forest to discover a new species. Sometimes all you have to do is look more closely, right where you are. In Europe, experts and enthusiasts alike are looking high and low, from alpine meadows to underground caves, in search of Old World species new to science. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports from France.
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See the photos from Ari’s trip to Boothbay, Maine, and David Emerson’s lab at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences:
Meet David Emerson, the scientist featured in our Iron-oxidizing bacteria podcast: