MMI Associate Professor Daniel Palacios coauthored a paper released this week that evaluates the global threats faced by 126 marine mammal species worldwide and the conservation methods available to address them.
A new paper authored by Leila Lemos describes the variability of hormones in the fecal samples collected from different age and sex classes of gray whales in Oregon over three years. The work was part of Dr. Lemos's graduate research at MMI.
ODFW is asking commercial Dungeness crab industry representatives to help design the next steps in reducing risk of whale and sea turtle entanglements in crab fishing gear. ODFW is hosting virtual public meetings Oct. 8 and Oct. 22 to further develop the draft conservation plan describing Oregon’s actions to both support this culturally iconic fishery and reduce entanglements.
The Cut reached out to Dr. Renee Albertson, a marine biologist at the Marine Mammal Institute, who was able to shed some light on why dolphins excel at achieving every skin-care goal we strive for without a 12-step routine, pricey facials, or even thinking about it at all, really.
At approximately 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 5, a live 39 foot sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) was reported to be struggling in shallow water on the beach amongst large rocks at Face Rock in Bandon, Oregon. It became high and dry with the outgoing tide under a bright, warm sun. Supportive care was provided by personnel with the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, the Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation (OPRD), Oregon State Police (OSP), and several local and regional volunteers (who...
Dr. Emma Carroll will be traveling to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands to try to answer one of the big whale mysteries: where do New Zealand southern right whales go when they leave the sub-Antarctic, and which route do they take to get there? Dr. Carroll was a PhD student under Professor Scott Baker. Her research builds on the long-term population study of New Zealand right whales initiated by Prof. Baker at the University of Auckland.
The OSU MMI will host "Approaches to Modeling Bio-Logging Data," a webinar of the International Bio-Logging Society, on July 21, 2020. To register, visit http://ow.ly/ernd50Avptb. To find out more about the International Bio-Logging Society, including how to join, visit https://www.bio-logging.net/.