MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH UNIT - UBC

Marine Mammal Research Unit

The status of marine mammal populations is of growing concern to a wide range of individuals. Questions are being asked about the impact of human activities on marine mammals and the effect of marine mammals on fish stocks. These uncertainties may have repercussions on people, marine mammals, and the health of the ecosystem.

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MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH NEWSLETTER

October 2013 (Issue  8)

FROM THE FIELD …
Counting on some good news. Steller sea lions continue to increase and establish new breeding sites in BC. [more]

 

 


NUMBER CRUNCHING
Can a new technology help answer an old conservation question? Counting DNA sequences in seal scats may reveal proportions of prey species consumed. [more]

 


INTO THE LAB …
Figuring out the cost of a good dinner. Researchers are determining how changes in numbers and distribution of fish affect Steller sea lions. [more]

 


SCIENCE IN DEPTH
White-sided dolphins are making a resurgence in nearshore waters. How much energy does it take to fuel these aquatic acrobats? [more]

 


Steller sea lion research

SCIENCE OUTREACH
Social media – connecting scientists and the public.

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THIS JUST IN
DNA diets, fur seal thermometers, seismic testing bowhead whales, forage fish energy densities, and energy hungry white-sided dolphins. Check out our latest peer reviewed publications….[more]