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Close up photo of Tony Orr conducting field work.

Anthony (Tony) Orr

Research Biologist
California Current Ecosystem Program
Marine Mammals
Phone: (206) 526-4512
Email: tony.orr@noaa.gov

Anthony (Tony) Orr

Research Biologist

Tony has been a Biologist at NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center since 1998 after completing a Master's Degree in Marine Science at the California State University at Fresno and the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in California. While at the Center, he has obtained a PhD at the University of Washington's School for Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Tony's major research focuses on the abundance, population dynamics, survival, and foraging ecology of the California stock of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) and California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). He is involved in other research projects on several marine mammal species that inhabit the California Current Ecosystem, including: Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), Guadalupe fur seals (Arctocephalus townsendi), Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus), and gray (Eschrichtius robustus) and humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). Tony is an FAA certified remote pilot and a member of AFSC's Team for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.