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Blue Dot: Salish Sea Wild: a conversation with wildlife vet Joe Gaydos and filmmaker Bob Friel

UC Davis Sea Doc Society wildlife veterinarian Joe Gaydos with stellar sea lions.
Bob Friel
UC Davis Sea Doc Society wildlife veterinarian Joe Gaydos with stellar sea lions.

The creators of the YouTube channel Salish Sea Wild join host Dave SchlomWildlife veterinarian and the science director for the SeaDoc Society, Joe Gaydos, has teamed with Producer Bob Friel to create high-quality content that explores one of the planet's most productive marine ecosystems, the Salish Sea in northwestern Washington and British Columbia.

The SeaDoc Society is a part of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, a group of marine scientists and veterinarians dedicated to the health and well-being of the diverse wildlife of waters surrounding the San Juan Islands, based on Orcas Island in Washington. Their YouTube channel chronicles adventures from freeing seals and whales from entanglements with plastics and fishing gear, as well as exploring the world of everything from Giant Pacific Octopuses to Puffins. And you'll definitely want to hear about Eba, a rescue dog from Sacramento specially trained to sniff out killer whale poop for science!

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.