Liah McPherson is the next guest on the show! She is a Masters student with the
Marine Mammal Research program through the University of Hawaii and a field assistant
with the Wild Dolphin Project in the Bahamas. I was able to join her and the Wild Dolphin
Project on their boat in the Bahamas doing research on Spotted
● 00:11 Intro
● 02:23 Hello again Liah! You have a really interesting lifestyle, introduce yourself!
● 03:28 Why did you choose to study dolphins?
● 05:08 Spinner dolphins and the species you study
● 05:57 Using drones
● 07:00 What research are you doing in Hawaii?
● 09:48 Tell us about these Spinner dolphins!
● 11:45 Why do they spin?
● 13:00 How do they rest and sleep?
● 14:45 Do they travel as a group?
● 18:42 Conflict with humans
● 21:28 Federal offense if you get too close to them
● 24:56 Spinner vs Bottlenose dolphins
● 27:38 What research are you doing in the Bahamas?
● 32:44 Favorite memory with the dolphins
● 33:22 Taking samples
● 36:46 Seaweed game they play with humans
● 40:09 What is the coolest part of your job?
● 41:02 Martin’s experience with a baby Dolphin named Basmati
● 42:16 Do you feel like you’re swimming with an intelligent animal?
● 43:10 Language and communication
● 45:45 How do they navigate?
● 47:26 Humans using echolocation
● 48:00 Sound underwater
● 48:32 Triangulating individual dolphins from their sound
● 51:25 Thank you for being on the show! Any last thoughts?
Liah’s Instagram: @mcfearsome
Wild Dolphin Project: @wilddolphinproject
Marine Mammal Research Project: @mmrp_uh