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Amanda Holdman

Amanda Holdman, MSc

Acoustician (Contractor)
Resource Evaluation and Assessment
Protected Species
Marine mammal acoustic occurrence
Email: amanda.holdman@noaa.gov

Amanda Holdman, MSc

Acoustician (Contractor)

Amanda has a BSc in Wildlife Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a MSc in Wildlife Biology from Oregon State University in Corvallis.  For her master’s thesis, Amanda used visual surveys and passive acoustic monitoring to document the distribution and habitat use of harbor porpoise off the Central Oregon Coast prior to wave energy development. Previously, she worked as an acoustic analyst at the OSU/NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine Resource Studies (CIMRS), researching the seasonal overlap between arctic marine mammals and anthropogenic noise in Beaufort Sea, Alaska. Amanda joined the passive acoustic research group in November 2021, where she focuses on the occurrence and distribution of delphinids and other high frequency species in the Atlantic Ocean.