Hello, Alaska!

After finishing fieldwork in California, I loaded up my kayak and headed north to Corvalis, Oregon to meet up with my friend Michelle, a PhD student in the ORCAA Lab at Oregon State University. Michelle and I are part of … Continue reading

Why sperm whales are bad news

Well, for us anyway. And squid. And Captain Ahab. We just had our first two days out in the Bay for the 2014 season, and while we saw many species, we only saw 3 or 4 right whales. None of … Continue reading

Welcome to Scituate, Massachusetts

I arrived in lovely Scituate, Massachusetts today to work with NOAA and the National Marine Sanctuaries for a week on their two-week research project. The mission: describe underwater behavior of humpback whales. The method: attach digital recording tags (DTAGs) to … Continue reading