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NOAA Fisheries Personnel Default Profile

Brad Hanson, Ph.D.

Wildlife Biologist
Ecosystem Science Program
Phone: (206) 860-3220
Email: brad.hanson@noaa.gov

Brad Hanson, Ph.D.

Wildlife Biologist

Background

Brad Hanson joined the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in April of 2003. Previously, Brad worked as a Wildlife Biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, WA. Brad received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington where he worked on the development of improved tag attachment systems for small cetaceans. He also holds an M.S. in Fisheries from the University of Washington and a B.A. in Zoology also from the University of Washington.

Current Research

Brad is an ecologist and is currently studying foraging and habitat use of Southern Resident killer whales and health assessment of harbor and Dall's porpoises.