[MARMAM] The Dolphin Pod

Kathleen Dudzinski kdudzinski at mysticaquarium.org
Tue Sep 19 12:15:53 PDT 2006

Dear MARMAMers

The Dolphin Communication Project is pleased to announce the launch of our
new science podcast: The Dolphin Pod. http://www.thedolphinpod.com

Last week¹s episode titled ³The Dim Dolphin Controversy² features a
discussion of Dr. Paul Manger¹s recent article: Manger, P. R. (2006). An
examination of cetacean brain structure with a novel hypothesis correlating
thermogenesis to the evolution of a big brain. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc,
81(2), 293-338.

Both Dr. Manger and Dr. Lori Marino have been interviewed for this episode,
yielding a very lively and fruitful discussion. Although intended for a
general audience (with an interest in science), this episode will appeal to
academics and marine science professionals as well. If you are already
podcast savvy, you can download this and other episodes by subscribing to
this feed: 


You can also download mp3 audio files of this and other episodes from The
Dolphin Pod website directly (www.thedolphinpod.com). You can also play the
audio from our website using an integrated Flash player.

If you are not exactly sure what a podcast is, you can follow this link for
an explanation: http://www.thedolphinpod.com/index.php?p=faq

In brief: podcasts are audio broadcasts that are available for download from
the internet.

A transcript of The Dim Dolphin Controversy episode is available here

You can read a full transcript of the interviews with Dr. Manger and Dr.
Marino here: 

Our weekly podcasts feature facts about dolphins, coverage of dolphin news
items, explanations of recent research results from dolphin studies,
scientific discussions and debates. We aim to bring scientifically accurate
information about dolphin behavior, cognition, anatomy, etc. to the public,
and also provide a forum for researchers and academics to discuss their
work. We hope that MARMAMers will use The Dolphin Pod as a means of reaching
both the public and other MARMAMers.

If you are currently involved in research that you would like to have
featured in an upcoming episode, or if you can suggest some dolphin facts
that you feel need airing, or if you have a book to promote, or simply a
scientific point of view that you would like to share with the world, please
contact our producer (Justin Gregg) at podcast at thedolphinpod.com.  Although
primarily focusing on dolphins, we also discuss other marine mammals as

If you have any questions about The Dolphin Pod, please get in touch with us
at podcast at thedolphinpod.com

Kind regards, 

Kathleen M. Dudzinski, Ph.D.
Director, Dolphin Communication Project
Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355

kdudzinski at mysticaquarium.org

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