Assessment of Citizen Science Collected Via Whale Mapp, an Android Phone App Assessment of Citizen Science Collected Via Whale mAPP, an Android Phone App

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.

Assessment of gray whale vessel response to inform community developed Oregon’s vessel operation guidelines around whales

Investigators: Florence Sullivan, Dr. Leigh Torres

Brydes Whales Prey and Vessel Distribution - Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand Bryde’s Whales, Prey, and Vessel Distribution in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

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.

California Sea Lions on Oregon Buoy Distribution of Marine Mammals off the Oregon Coast Relative to Marine Renewable Energies

GEMM Lab graduate students will be combining passive-acoustic and visual surveys to effectively monitor marine mammals in Newport, Oregon’s near shore waters. 

Albatross Flying Over Water Documentation of Fisheries Overlap and Behavioral Impacts on New Zealand Albatross

The GEMM Lab works closely with colleagues in New Zealand (NIWA) to improve our understanding of seabird-fishery interactions. 

Habitat Use Patterns of New Zealand Sea Lions, Southern Elephant Seals, and Great White Sharks Habitat Use Patterns of New Zealand Sea Lions, Southern Elephant Seals and Great White Sharks

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. 

Individual Based Fine Scale Analysis of Mauis Dolphin Habitat Use Individual-Based Fine-Scale Analysis of Maui's Dolphin Habitat Use

The critically endangered Maui’s dolphin of New Zealand has a restricted home range between Port Waikato and the Manukau Harbour along the west coast of North Island, but little is known about their fine-scale movement patterns within this area. Bycatch in setnet and trawl fisheries are the main causes of population declines, so it is critical that dolphins and these fishing activities are separated in space and time.

Population and Ecology of Southern Right Whales - Campbell Island Population and Ecology of Southern Right Whales at Campbell Island

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.