The GEMM Lab led a research expedition in January 2014 that collected observational, behavioral, and oceanographic data to prove the existence of a blue whale foraging ground in the South Taranaki Bight in New Zealand.
GEMM Lab graduate students will be combining passive-acoustic and visual surveys to effectively monitor marine mammals in Newport, Oregon’s near shore waters.
The GEMM Lab is collaborating with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research to understand the distribution and foraging ecology of New Zealand seabirds.
The GEMM Lab works closely with colleagues in New Zealand (NIWA) to improve our understanding of seabird-fishery interactions.
GEMM Lab graduate students are producinga a citizen science version of Whale mAPP, GIS-based web and mobile tools, to allow citizen scientists to collect observations of marine mammals.
The GEMM Lab is working to improve understanding of the habitat use patterns of great white sharks, New Zealand sea lions, and southern elephant seals.
GEMM Lab graduate students will examine the individual-based habitat use and distribution patterns of gray whales along the Oregon coast.
The GEMM Lab is working with colleagues in Auckland and New Zealand to collect individual sightings data using survey and photo-ID methods to address the conservation of critically endangered Maui's dolphins of New Zealand.
Hector’s and Maui’s dolphins are endemic to New Zealand and are listed as endangered, with their primary threat from bycatch in setnet and trawl fisheries. The GEMM lab has undertaken a study to generate species distribution models of these dolphins.
A field team will spend a month on remote Campbell Island in winter 2014 to collect distribution data, photo-ID data, and tissue biopsy samples from the rarely studied southern right whale population.
In collaboration with colleagues at the University of Auckland, a research project is underway to understand the population size of Bryde’s whales and their foraging and habitat use ecology within the Hauraki Gulf.
The GEMM Lab has been collaborating with colleagues in New Zealand to collect ecological data on the Type-C killer whale in the Ross Sea needed to better inform fisheries management.