Our guest for this episode of The WeWhale Pod is Dr Vanessa Pirotta, wildlife scientist and science communicator.

Vanessa talks about how the film Free Willy inspired her (and a generation of marine scientists) to get involved in working with whales.

She also chats about the work she does with a citizen science marine programme in Australia and her fascinating research work focusing on whale snot and using drones.

The conversation also delves into southern right whales and Migaloo, the famous albino whale!

Take a listen to the episode below:

You can find out more about Vanessa’s work on her website and Instagram.

Thanks to Skalaa Music for post-production.

You can listen to previous episodes on our Podcast Page.