The Whole Tooth

  • Marine Mammals
  • Other species
  • Rays & Skates
  • Sharks
  • Turtles
Years funded
  • 2020, 2021
  • Active
Project type
  • Education

The Whole Tooth, bringing you nothing but the truth about sharks, rays and other marine life.

The Whole Tooth

Isla Hodgson

Project leader
About the project leader


I’m Isla – scientist, wildlife guide, scuba diver, general all round ocean enthusiast. For The Whole Tooth video blog and podcast, I will be pitching your marine questions to experts from all over the world. No question is too big, or too small, we’ll get it answered.


How did you fall in love with the ocean?


I grew up in a seaside town on the north-east coast of England with very easy access to the beach, so I was in the water from pretty much day one! I spent my childhood exploring the coastline; picking my way across the cliffs looking for...

Related Blogs
By Isla Hodgson, 26th November 2020
The Whole Tooth – Episode 6
Can you believe that it is the last episode in this season of The Whole Tooth?! It looks like you’ve saved the best for last, we received some great questions for our researchers, such as – can a white have babies with a tiger shark,…
By Isla Hodgson, 5th November 2020
The Whole Tooth – Episode 5
Will a COVID-19 vaccine increase shark fishing pressure? Are shark bites more common as they have less food? How are sharks different from other fish, and why do shark eggs have strange curly bits on them? Find out in this episode of The Whole Tooth…
By Isla Hodgson, 15th October 2020
The Whole Tooth – Episode 4
We dig deep and answer some pretty big questions in the 4th episode of The Whole Tooth. Isla and our guest researchers uncover the truth about prehistoric sharks, shark fossils, the rarest shark and the effects of climate change on sharks. Remember, if you have…
By Isla Hodgson, 24th September 2020
The Whole Tooth – Episode 3
Do sharks get cancer? Why are nudibranchs so colourful? What are the most ancient living shark species? And why are sharks so important? Find out in this episode of The Whole Tooth with Isla Hodgson! Video edited by Luke Saddler As always, if you have…
By Isla Hodgson, 10th September 2020
The Whole Tooth – Episode 2
What’s up in this episode of The Whole Tooth? Leading on from episode 1; it seems sharks have piqued your curiosity and there’s still a lot to be learned about them. Isla takes your questions to the experts, and we find out things like whether…
By Isla Hodgson, 27th August 2020
The Whole Tooth – Episode 1
Welcome to The Whole Tooth! A new series where Isla gets your ocean questions answered by experts. Our first episode is all about sharks – want to know how old they can get, or if they’re immune to all diseases? Then hit play to get…
Project details

The Whole Tooth

Key objective

The Whole Tooth is an interactive, informal video blog and podcast series aimed at connecting a general audience to top marine researchers in an accessible and engaging way. People can submit any questions they may have about our oceans here, then we match them up with scientists and educators to get answers from the global experts.

We’ll then produce regular episodes getting people’s questions answered, along with specials that focus on a particular topic or location. All episodes of the video blog will be available on the Save Our Seas Foundation YouTube channel, and all episodes of the podcasts are available wherever you get your podcasts.