I joined the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary research team in 2005 and completed a large part of my PhD research there on fine scale foraging decisions of humpback whales. Theresa, a recent graduate from OSU, picked up the torch looking at the role of prey in structuring predator foraging decisions, using two vessels, archival tags, and EK60 acoustics. Kirchner et al. found that whale foraging bout size was linked to inter-patch-interval thus highlighting the role that spatial scale of prey plays in structuring the environment.
- New publication by Heather Welch titled “Environmental indicators to reduce loggerhead turtle bycatch offshore of Southern California”
- New upwelling indices available for California Current (publication by Mike Jacox)
- Welcome Dr. Stefan Koenigstein to Monterey!
- New publication titled “Practical considerations for operationalizing dynamic management tools” by Heather Welch
- New publication in CJFAS by Isaac Schroeder on “Source water variability as a driver of rockfish recruitment in the California Current Ecosystem”
- Welcome Dr. Megan Cimino to Monterey!
- Project website goes live for the Future Seas project!
- New publication in Proceedings in the Royal Society B titled “Mesoscale activity facilitates energy gain in a top predator.”
- New publication on “Integrating Dynamic Subsurface Habitat Metrics Into Species Distribution Models”