Members | Pau Hana Pū Kākou: Whale Conservation 10/2
Friday, October 2, 2020
4 – 5 pm
Understanding Whale Research at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. The presentation will describe recent fluctuations in the presence of humpback whales in Hawaii over the past several years and the science being conducted to monitor and understand these trends. It will also include an introduction to some of the other research efforts underway at the sanctuary, including the use of instrumented tags to obtain new insights about the behavior of humpback whales while in sanctuary waters.
Dr. Marc Lammers is the Research Coordinator at NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS). He is also the Co-Founder and President of Oceanwide Science Institute and is an affiliate faculty member at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology. He holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii. At HIHWNMS he leads research activities focused on understanding the population, ecology and behavior of Hawaii’s humpback whales. He is also an expert in marine acoustics and has studied Hawaii’s dolphins for more than 25 years. Dr. Lammers is an active collaborator with many researchers both in Hawaii and around the world, and is a mentor to numerous graduate students.