Blue whales are known to migrate thousands of kilometres between their breeding and feeding grounds. But after founding the Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project in 2008, acclaimed marine biologist Asha de Vos discovered that there was a resident blue whale population in the waters near Sri Lanka all year round. In this podcast, hear what she has learnt about blue whales and why conservation projects in the developing world should invest in local scientific talent and infrastructure. To delve deeper read Asha’s article The Problem with Colonial Science. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-problem-of-colonial-science/This podcast is hosted by Cat (Catharina) Vendl, presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and is supported by Inspiring Australia as a part of National Science Week.Photo credit: Spencer Lowell, WIRED UK.
Blue whales are known to migrate thousands of kilometres between their breeding and feeding grounds. But after founding the Sri Lankan Blue Whale Project in 2008, acclaimed marine biologist Asha de Vos discovered that there was a resident blue whale population in the waters near Sri Lanka all year round. In this podcast, hear what she has learnt about blue whales and why conservation projects in the developing world should invest in local scientific talent and infrastructure. To delve deeper read Asha’s article The Problem with Colonial Science.This podcast is hosted by Cat (Catharina) Vendl, presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas and is supported by Inspiring Australia as a part of National Science Week.Photo credit: Spencer Lowell, WIRED UK.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Whale poop. That was how Asha de Vos, the first and only Sri Lankan to hold a PhD in Marine Mammal research, made her first big discovery - that Sri Lanka was home to a unique population of blue whales that did not follow textbook migratory patterns. Since her first discovery, Dr. de Vos has made it her personal mission to bring marine research to her home country in a pursuit of ensuring equal opportunity education for those in developing countries. In this episode, Dr. de Vos dives deep into what she had to overcome to pursue what she loved. Follow Asha and Oceanswell on social. -- Fund the change. The Wally Shop just kicked off a Kickstarter campaign to launch package free grocery delivery across the entire country. We kicked off Season Two with Tamara’s inspiring story (go back and give it a listen!) and it was actually my desire to share this story that made me relaunch the podcast. I've made my pledge and hope you will too. If the content we make here at Trash Talking inspires you, become a sponsor! Go to anchor.fm/trashtalking and click on the link to Support This Podcast. For as little as $2.99 a month, you can help support the stories we cultivate and help us continue to spur more eco-warriors to action. Join the conversation on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Don't forget to subscribe, review, and share this podcast with other eco-warriors. We read all of your reviews and your positive ratings help us spread the word and spur more eco-warriors to action.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/trashtalking/support
MMS 001: Endangered Blue Whales With Dr. Asha De Vos
Marine Mammal Science
In the first of the Marine Mammal Science podcasts, while sailing in the coastal waters of Sri Lanka, Dr. Chris Parsons talks with Dr. Asha De Vos about her research on endangered blue whales in Sri Lanka.
Episode 20: Asha de Vos and the Joy of Being Vulnerable
Brown Girl in the Ring Podcast
Asha de Vos is a marine biologist who has travelled across oceans pioneering blue whale research with Oceanswell, an organisation she founded to promote marine conservation around her island home of Sri Lanka. We chat about how being curious was expected of her as a child which in turn has seen an intention to work collaboratively for a common purpose not only the marine conservation, but to also uplift those around her. Listen to Asha's episode on browngirlpod.com and follow us @browngirlpod.
SUFB 359: Starting Oceanswell with Blue Whale Research with Dr. Asha de Vos
Speak Up For The Ocean Blue
Blue whales are the largest animals on the planet and Dr. Asha de Vos studies a unique population that occurs in the Northern Indian Ocean. She has pioneered marine mammal research and conservation in her home country of Sri Lanka and is inspiring the next generation of Marine Scientists and Conservationists all over the world. Now, Asha launched Oceanswell as the next part of her evolution to building her legacy. Oceanswell is a non-profit organization that is designed to support other marine scientists to become leaders in their community and further Marine Science and Conservation in their own countries. Listen to Asha discuss everything from blue whales to discovering a new whale species occurring in the Northern Indian Ocean to her exciting new organization. Oceanswell Twitter Oceanswell Facebook Oceanswell Instagram: @oceanswell Oceanswell You Tube Enjoy the Podcast!!! Let me know what you think of the episode by joining our Facebook Group for the Podcast. Support Speak Up For Blue's Efforts to build a platform to raise awareness for Marine Science and Conservation and help you live for a better Ocean. Contribute to our Patreon Campaign
Marine Biologist Asha de Vos and the Unorthodox Whales of Sri Lanka
The 7th Avenue Project
Growing up as an aspiring marine scientist in Sri Lanka, Asha de Vos didn't have any local role models – other than sci-fi writer/scuba diver Arthur C. Clarke. At times she's had to make her own way with a combination of persistence, pig-headedness and duct tape. That hasn't stopped her from becoming an expert on a population of “unorthodox” blue whales and a noted ocean conservationist. We talked about Asha's path to ocean science, her defining moment (involving whale poop), the wonders of cetology, her efforts to protect whales from ship collisions, and how she's inspiring a new generation of marine biologists.