August 2018 Conservation Icons: Dr. Ari Friedlaender, UC Santa Cruz, Orca and Humpback Whales
Come on a journey into the deep blue with Lindsay Wildlife and Dr. Ari Friedlaenderas we explore marine mammals. A National Geographic Explorer,Friedlaender is a marine biologist who spends his time hanging off the side of a boat tagging whales over Antarctic waters!
Dr. Friedlaender has ongoing, long-term ecological research projects in Alaska, California, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Antarctica.
On Saturday Aug. 11 he will discuss the predator-prey dynamics in orcas, humpbacks, whales, and other marine mammals, and delve into what threats these amazing giants are facing.
Dr. Friedlaender is an associate researcher at UC Santa Cruz Institute of Marine Sciences. In Antarctica, he is part of the long-term ecological research program at Palmer Station and in Alaska and Massachusetts, his research focuses on humpback whales.
Dr. Friedlaender’s work focuses on using tag technology to study the underwater behavior of marine mammals around the world. His research spans the globe, having made over 35 trips to Antarctica over the past 20 years to study the foraging behavior and implications of climate change on humpback and minke whales.
In California, he is part of the SoCal Behavioral Response Study to understand the impacts of anthropogenic sound on a variety of cetacean species. An active member of the Society for Marine Mammalogyand associate editor for Marine Mammal Science, he is also a principal investigator in the Southern Ocean Research Partnership.
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Lindsay Wildlife Experience
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Saturday, August 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm