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The Whales-online Podcast

The Whales-online Podcast

Podcast Host: Margi and Geoff Prideaux

Podcast Ownerwhalesonline

Website: http://www.whales-online.org

Location: global

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Whales-online weekly podcasts feature news and inside interviews with experts in the field of whale, dolphin and porpoise protection, through friendly, informal, conversational and in depth discussions. The podcasts provide a unique opportunity to listen to the work they do, hear the details behind what is topical, and insights about future directions. Whales-online podcasts are all supported by a website providing additional information, online discussions, areas for kids and words from the wise where scientists and specialists publish their independent thoughts and ideas about whale, dolphin and porpoise protection.

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Notice E36: Podcast temporarily offline until 18th April 2008  play >

Notice E36: Podcast temporarily offline until 18th April 2008

3/14/2008 | Download File (0.00 MB) - right click to download

Dear whales-online site visitors and podcast audience, We need to extend our period of being offline for four more weeks. We hope that the inconvenience will be minimal, and trust that you will bear with us through this period. The next new podcast episode will be E37. We are now planning to post this on Friday 18th April. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. See you on the other side! Geoff and Margi

Notice E35: Podcast offline for site and server maintenance  play >

Notice E35: Podcast offline for site and server maintenance

2/15/2008 | Download File (0.02 MB) - right click to download

Dear whales-online site visitors and podcast audience The Whales-online Podcast will be offline for a few weeks while we do some necessary site and server maintenance. We hope that the inconvenience will be minimal, and trust that you will bear with us through this period. There is a small chance that when the podcast comes back on-line podcast subscribers may receive old podcast episodes again. We apologize in advance if this happens, and want you to know that we are doing everything in our power to ensure that it does not. The next new podcast episode will be E36. We are planning to post this on Friday 14th March. Thank you for all your support and encouragement. See you on the other side! Geoff and Margi

E34: Whales and dolphins living in an ocean of noise  play >

E34: Whales and dolphins living in an ocean of noise

2/8/2008 | Download File (8.17 MB) - right click to download

Whales-online speaks with Dr Lindy Weilgart, Research Associate at Dalhousie University Department of Biology. Lindy explains how the sources of human generated noise – from shipping, seismic and sonar – generate a range of impacts from chronic noise which increases stress levels and impacts on health through to acute impacts where animals can strand or drown at sea. Lindy also indicates there are solutions – from modifying activities or technology to tune down the noise or avoiding areas that are sensitive to whales and dolphins.Give us your feedback – rate this podcastEpisode tags: Lindy Weilgart, noise pollution, shipping, seismic and sonar, whale, dolphin, porpoise, wildlife, protection, the whales-online podcastPhoto credit: Lindy Weilgart

E33: The ecology of fear - sharks shaping dolphin social structures  play >

E33: The ecology of fear - sharks shaping dolphin social structures

2/1/2008 | Download File (5.38 MB) - right click to download

Whales-online speaks with Dr Mike Heithaus of Florida International University about the work of the Shark Bay Marine Ecosystem Research Group and their important investigations in the role of predators in this pristine wilderness area. Shark Bay, Western Australia is one of the very few undisturbed seagrass ecosystems left anywhere in the world and Mike’s research reveals complexity in the relationship between sharks, dolphins and the other members of the Shark Bay system. He describes the ecology of fear and how this has influenced the social structure of dolphins in Shark Bay. Give us your feedback – rate this podcast Episode tags: Mike Heithaus, Shark Bay Marine Ecosystem Research Group, shark bay, bottlenose dolphin, whale, dolphin, porpoise, wildlife, protection, the whales-online podcast Photo credit: Mike Heithaus

E32: Do animals think?  play >

E32: Do animals think?

1/24/2008 | Download File (7.54 MB) - right click to download

Whales-online speaks with Dr Clive Wynne, Associate Professor at the University of Florida about the interesting subject of how humans perceive the intelligence of animals. Clive explains to whales-online that his research seeks to sweep all the debris of traditional views of animals, now mixed up with mauled science, right off the table and start again. In so doing he describes some of the many myths about animal minds, without detracting from the wonders of the natural world. Give us your feedback – rate this podcast Episode tags – animal intelligence, cognition, do animals think, whale, dolphin, porpoise, wildlife, protection Photo credit: Clive Wynne

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very cool 
look forward to them coming back!
Reviewed on 2/27/2008
This is a great cast 
Great information. Really feels like your listening to insiders. Lots I didn't know - like whats Japan really doing right now in Antarctica!
Reviewed on 2/3/2008
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Reviewed on 2/1/2008
Really great - very informative 
Excellent to hear from people doing the work.
Reviewed on 8/30/2007
just brilliant 
they are new, but worh a listen. clearly insider knowledge about some of the big debates around these animals. listen in! good stuff!!
Reviewed on 8/21/2007

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