NWFSC Monster Seminar Jam: Dr. Ari Friedlaender
his seminar is part of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center's Monster Seminar Jam series.
Ari Friedlaender (University of California Santa Cruz) is presenting a talk, "Seeing below the surface: using novel tools and technology to study the underwater behavior of marine mammals."
Advances in biologging technology have allowed researchers the ability to quantify the underwater movements and behaviors of marine mammals in novel ways. By incorporating motion sensors with remote, concurrent oceanographic sampling, the ability to contextualize the foraging behavior and performance of marine mammals can now be accomplished. Most recently, the incorporation of video recording capacity into motion-sensing tags has provided the opportunity to link the behaviors of marine mammals to environmental conditions (e.g. sea ice) and the behavior of conspecifics (e.g. group feeding). In this talk, I will show new examples of how these data streams are being used to better understand the habitat use, foraging ecology, and energetics of baleen whales across ocean ecosystems.
Dr. Friedlaender is an associate researcher and adjunct associate professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focuses on understanding the relationship between the foraging behavior of marine mammals and their prey. He works on a wide range of marine mammal species including baleen and toothed whales across a range of geographic regions. He will be presenting on the use of novel tag technology and analytical and visualization tools to better understand the underwater movements and behaviors of marine mammals.
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