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Spike Whale, Ph.D.

UAS Mascot 

796-6100 (Visit Website)

Mourant Bldg Split Locations, AK and HI



  • 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


Mostly below vessels in the northern pacific ocean.


Per Request


  • 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


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.


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


By appointment only. I often crash events!


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