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Scientist Spotlight

The Scientist Spotlight program connects with marine science professionals all over the world. Lauren Rust, Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network's founder and director interviews these different professionals and connect. This program stemmed out of a time when we were isolated in our homes during the Covid-19 Pandemic. These interviews provide the opportunity to continue learning and staying connected with science from the safety of your home!


Tune in each Wednesday on LMMN's Facebook page to watch short clips taken from these interviews.


Bonnie Ertel

Microplastics Biologist CSS, NOAA

Megan Krzewinski

Marine Mammal Stranding Technician, previous LMMN employee


Nicole Principe

Graduate student at the College of Charleston using drones to study dolphins in the Lowcountry


Rebecca Pugh, Program Lead (Left) &

Amanda Moors, Program Coordinator (Right), Marine Environmental Specimen Bank, NIST

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Kim Sawiki

Sustainable Fisheries Engineer

President & Founder of Sustainable Seas


Joëlle De Weerdt, Marine Biologist & Founder of Association ELI-S

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Dr. Claire Simeone,

Marine Mammal Veternarian

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Martha Delaney,

Zoo & Wildlife Pathologist


Dara Orbach, Assistant Professor for Marine Biology at Texas A&M


Moe Flannery, Collections Manager at California Academy of Sciences


Meghan Galipeau,

Educator and Dolphin Researcher at

The South Carolina Aquarium


Bill Keener, Research Biologist,

The Marine Mammal Center’s Cetacean Field Research Program

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