Bruce Mate

Professor Emeritus

Office: 541-867-0236

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NIH Post-doctorate fellow, Environmental Health Sciences, Oregon State University. De-methylation of methyl mercury in California sea lions, 1972–74
Ph.D. Biology, University of Oregon, N.S.F. Pre-doctoral Fellow,1973. Thesis title: Population kinetics and related ecology of the northern sea lion, Eumetopias jubatus, and the California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, along the Oregon Coast.
B.S. Biology, University of Oregon, 1968
Research/Career Interests: 

Bruce has conducted marine mammal research since 1967, including determining the migration routes of sea lions along the west coast of the United States; a post doctorate in biochemistry investigating heavy metals and organochlorines in pinnipeds; marine mammal/fishing conflicts; and VHF telemetry studies of seals and gray whales. He has also been a leader in the development of satellite-monitored radio telemetry for marine mammals. Using this technique, he has tagged and tracked manatees, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, white-sided dolphins, gray whales, right whales, bowhead whales, humpback whales, sperm whales, fin whales and blue whales. Bruce directed the Marine Mammal Institute from 2006 to 2019.

Affiliated with: 
Marine Mammal Institute
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Sciences
Hatfield Marine Science Center