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Spike Whale, Ph.D.

UAS Mascot 
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796-6100

http://www.uas.alaska.edu

Mourant Bldg Split Locations, AK and HI

Whale

Education:

  • B.S. Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Southeast
  • M.S. in Oceanography at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Doctor of philosophy in zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Research:

Mostly below vessels in the northern pacific ocean.

Publications:

Per Request

Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Underwater Sciences
  • American Fisheries Society
  • Defenders of Wildlife

Courses Taught:

  1. BIOL 384, Marine Mammalogy
  2. BIOL 482, Evolution
  3. BIOL 106, Fundamentals of Biology II

Biography:

The University of Alaska Juneau (UAJ) first adopted the humpback whale as its mascot in 1980. The whale was retained after the restructuring to University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in 1987 to include the Ketchikan and Sitka campuses. A student contest was held to name our humpback whale mascot, who has been known as “Spike” ever since.

Other:

Many campus servies are named in my honor as well as the UAS Facebook Page, Spike Whale Southeast.

Hours:

By appointment only. I often crash events!

 
 

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