20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology Heidi Pearson was in New Zealand attending the 20th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Dunedin, Dec. 9-13, 2013. She and co-authors presented on the effects of climate change and mussel farming on dusky dolphins in New Zealand, and the knowledge and conservation attitudes of whale watch passengers in Juneau. Following the conference she conducted fieldwork in Kaikoura, New Zealand with the goal of developing a short-term suction-cup tagging method for dusky dolphins. Updates from the field will be posted to a blog on UAS Online.