Habitat, Climate and Marine Wilderness
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Foraging Ecology of Humpbacks in Alaska
Assessing the foraging ecology of humpback whales in Southeast Alaska, using wildlife telemetry and active acoustics.
Courtney's project focuses on developing mobile applications for conservation issues in Hawaii, including spinner dolphin harassment issues
Heather Heenehan is currently a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of New England in Maine.
Marine Megafauna – MOOC
Seals, turtles, whales and sharks tell us about life in the ocean, how ocean ecosystems function, how scientists study the ocean, and the challenges we face in sustaining healthy oceans for the future.
Teaching / Technology
Lydia’s master’s project is looking at remora presence on Hawaiian spinner dolphins on the west coast of the Island of Hawaii to determine the reason behind why spinner dolphins exhibit the aerial behavior of spinning.
Jaime’s Master’s Project involves analyzing gray and harbor seal stranding and bycatch data in Southern New England.
Sean's project began to evaluate how the Tohoku tsunami event impacted the anthropogenic boat noise level in Hawaii.
Tourism in Palau
Their Right to Rest
Antarctica – Beyond the Ice
Jerry is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pagophilic Seals and Climate Change
Assessing how gray, harbor, harp and hooded seals are responding to climate variability and global change.
Climate / Research / Seals
Ecology of Antarctic Marine Megafauna
Marine predators and the Palmer Station Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Program
Climate / Research
Using spatial analysis and habitat suitability modeling software, Liza iidentified particular areas in the NWHI that provide essential resting habitat for spinner dolphins.
The Coastal Walkabout Project develops and deploys freely available smartphone tools for collecting data on the presence of coastal marine species and threats.
Julia is studying the effects of prey type, patch size, and density on the fine scale foraging behavior of large whales.
PhD / Students
Research Independent Study (Biology 297)
Special Topics: Marine Wilderness Concepts and Conservation
Special Topics: Marine Mammals and Climate (Environ 298S)
Marine Mammals (Biology 126, 226)
Marine Megafauna (Biology 177)
Marine Conservation (ENVIRON 177)
Mid-Atlantic Grey Seals
Studying how seals use coastal and pelagic waters, and how their movements and foraging efforts may overlap with human activities and predator occurrence
Research / Seals
From Norris to Now
Spinner dolphins / Technology
An integrative research program to assess distribution, abundance, and behavior of Hawaiian spinner dolphins in proposed closure areas using a suite of visual and acoustic techniques.
Research / Spinner dolphins
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