Episode 16: Orca Medicine, Conservation, and Policy - December, 22, 2020
This week on Aquadocs is Dr. Joe Gaydos from the SeaDoc Society. Listen as Dr. Gaydos discusses the Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea, an area of Pacific Northwest Coastline, and his role in increasing knowledge of these animals and informing local, state, and national conservation policy in the Salish Sea. And stick around to the end of the episode to find out what Michelle is hoping for this holiday season!
Episode 15: Water Wings for Seadragons - December, 15, 2020
When the Leafy Seadragons at the Florida Aquarium were born with a congenital disorder that prevented them from floating, our guest, Dr. Ari Fustukjian, built custom buoyancy control devices to help them swim again.
Episode 14: The UF Tropical Aquaculture Lab - December, 8, 2020
Can you vaccinate a fish? On this week’s episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Roy Yanong, professor and aquaculture extension veterinarian based at the University of Florida IFAS Tropical Aquaculture Lab, describes his experience caring for and running diagnostics on a variety of fish species.
Episode 13: Baby Beluga - December, 1, 2020
How do you prepare for a baby beluga? Tune in this week as Dr. Chelsea Anderson, Georgia Aquarium Associate Veterinarian, describes her experience working with beluga whale Whisper and calf Shila born in May 2020.
Episode 12: Stethoscopes For Dolphins - November 17, 2020
What does a dolphin's heart sound like? And how can you use a stethoscope in the water to hear it? Listen as Dr. Barb Linnehan, Deputy Director of Medicine at the National Marine Mammal Foundation, discusses her recent research article about bottlenose dolphin heart health.
Episode 11: Getting into a Residency Program - November 10, 2020
Looking for advice on zoo and aquatic residency programs? Tune in this week as Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd, an extension Veterinarian at the University of Florida, offers words of wisdom about the UF residency program and shares her passion for educating students.
Episode 10: Algal Blooms - November 3, 2020
How does such a tiny thing like phytoplankton cause such a huge impact on the health of the ocean, aquatic animals, and even humans? Devin Burris from Mote Aquarium and Savannah Mapes from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science answer these questions and more on this week’s episode of Aquadocs.
Episode 9: Training Sea Lions - October 27, 2020
On this episode of Aquadocs, we speak with Emmalee Speer, a dolphin, sea lion, and penguin trainer in Hawaii about how she trains animals to receive medical care.
Episode 8: The Seafood Vet - October 20, 2020
On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Dr. Stephen Frattini, the founder of seafood veterinary practice CFAARM, shares his integrated approach to seafood health that incorporates animals, humans, and the environment.
Episode 7: Ethics and Sea Stars - October 13, 2020
Do sea stars feel pain? And how should we work with invertebrate species? Dr. Sarah Wahltinez, a veterinarian and PhD candidate at the University of Florida, describes her research with sea stars and discusses the importance of invertebrate welfare.
Episode 6: The Joys of Being a Vet Tech - October 6, 2020
On this week's episode of Aquadocs, we speak with long-time friend of the podcast, Joy Middleton, about what it's like being a veterinary technician for a wide variety of aquatic (and even terrestrial) animals.
Episode 5: Story Telling 101 - September 29, 2020
This week we speak with Sara ElSchafie, creator of Science Through Story, a program that helps scientists translate the work they do into narratives that are both meaningful and memorable for wider audiences.
Episode 4: Founding AQUAVET - September 22, 2020
This week we speak with Dr. Don Abt, founder of AQUAVET, one of the nation's premier programs for training veterinary students in Aquatic medicine. He tells us how the program came about, how it has shaped the industry, and how it was all inspired by chickens.
Episode 3: The Astronaut Vet - September 15, 2020
Dr Rick Linnehan, the first veterinarian in space, discusses what it is like to be a NASA astronaut, and describes his journey from being a veterinarian for the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program to being amongst the stars (literally).
Episode 2: Sea Turtle University - September 8, 2020
What are the most common injuries sea turtles suffer from? And how does a sea turtle veterinarian go about treating those injuries? Dr. Max Polyak, DVM, answers these questions and more as he discusses his successes at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, his Sea Turtle University.
Episode 1: Fish Vets: Helping Fish Get Betta - September 1, 2020
Should I call a vet for my fish? Aquatic Veterinary Services Founder and Veterinarian, Dr. Jessie Sanders, DVM, CERTAQV, gives an emphatic yes! She also shares her perspectives on what it is like being a fish veterinarian and lets us in on some tricks of her trade.
Episode 0: Introducing Aquadocs - August 1, 2020
Aquadocs is the new aquatic medicine podcast hosted by Michelle Greenfield. Tune in for new and exciting conversations about all things medical under the sea.