MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER

A newsletter focusing on the research conducted by the Marine Mammal Research Unit and the North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium at the University of British Columbia.

Marine Mammal Research Newsletter – March 2018 – Issue 17

Into the Field

Bowhead rubbing

Sometimes the coolest things happen, when you least expect it. <see full story>



 

From the Lab

It’s a drag wearing a tag

What impacts do tracking tags have on the behavior and swimming costs of marine mammals?  <see full story>


Science Outreach

Marine mammalogists share their latest findings

A full house gathered in a hockey rink in eastern Canada as the pinniped scientists took on the cetacean scientists.<see full story>


Science Inreach

Workshop held on the availability of prey for southern resident killer whales

What can be done to make more salmon available to southern resident killer whales? <see full story>


This Just In

7 new publications…

Molting bowhead whales, northern fur seal diets, killer whale foraging behavior, measuring stroke rates of sea lions and fur seals, and more … <see full story>



Marine Mammal Research Newsletter   |  August 2017 (Issue 16)

 


Into the Field

Harbour seals prey on salmon smolts

Biologging tags reveal specialist-feeding behaviors by seals that have implications for conservation of salmon
<see full story>

 


From the Lab

How fat is that sea lion?

Estimating the body condition of Steller sea lions may be as simple as pushing a button
<see full story>


Off the Bench

Steller sea lions as power generators

High school student finds heat given off by Steller sea lions can be used to recharge data loggers
 <see full story>


Science Outreach

21st Annual meeting of the Northwest Student Chapter of Marine Mammalogy

Nearly 60 people from BC, Washington and Oregon came to discuss their marine mammal research and latest findings
<see full story>


This Just In

7 new publications…

Energy expenditure & reproductive success of fur seals, physiological constraints faced by Steller sea lions, reconstructing swimming paths of seals, Dynamic Body Acceleration to estimate cost of swimming, and determining prey encounter rates.
<see full story>


Crunching the Numbers

Stroke Signals

Counting flipper strokes to estimate numbers of calories burned
<see full story>