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Julie van der Hoop

Julie van der Hoop

Joint Program Student


Biological Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3488


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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 50

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


2016 (expected) Ph.D. Biological Oceanography, MIT-WHOI Joint Program
2010 B.Sc. Combined Honours, Marine Biology and Oceanography. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Research Interests

Drag and energy expenditure; behavioural response to entanglement; entanglement and ship strike risk to large whales; post-mortem fate of large whale carcasses.

Research Statement

My research focuses on the metabolic, kinematic, and behavioural effects of drag in marine mammals. Specifically, I study the effects of drag from scientific instruments (i.e., tags) on small cetaceans, and from entangling fishing gear on North Atlantic right whales.


van der Hoop, J. M., A. Fahlman, T. Hurst, J. Rocho-Levine, K.A. Shorter and M.J. Moore. Bottlenose dolphins modify behavior to reduce metabolic effect of tag attachment. In Press. Journal of Experimental Biology doi: 10.1242/jeb.108225

van der Hoop, J. M., A. S. M. Vanderlaan, T. V. N. Cole, A. G. Henry, L. Hall, B. Mase-Guthrie, T. Wimmer, and M. J. Moore. 2014. Vessel strikes to large whales before and after the 2008 Ship Strike Rule. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.111/conl.12105

van der Hoop, J. M.
, M. J. Moore, A. Fahlman, A. Bocconcelli, C. George, K. Jackson, C. Miller, D. Morin, T. Pitchford, T. Rowles, J. Smith, and B. Zoodsma. 2013. Behavioral impacts of disentanglement of a right whale under sedation and the energetic cost of entanglement. Marine Mammal Science doi: 10.1111/mms.12042

Moore, M. J., J. M. van der Hoop, S. G. Barco, A. M. Costidis, F. M. Gulland, P. D. Jepson, K. T. Moore, S. Raverty and W. A. McLellan. 2013. Criteria and case definitions for serious injury and death of pinnipeds and cetaceans caused by anthropogenic trauma. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 103:229-264.

van der Hoop, J. M.
, M. J. Moore, S. G. Barco, T. V. Cole, P. Y. Daoust, A. G. Henry, D. F. McAlpine, W. A. McLellan, T. Wimmer and A. R. Solow. 2013. Assessment of management to mitigate anthropogenic effects on large whales. Conservation Biology 27:121-133.

van der Hoop, J. M.,
A. S. M. Vanderlaan and C. T. Taggart. 2012. Absolute probability estimates of lethal vessel strikes to North Atlantic right whales in Roseway Basin, Scotian Shelf. Ecological Applications 22:2021-2033.

Moore, M. J. and J. M. van der Hoop. 2012. The painful side of trap and fixed net fisheries: chronic entanglement of large whales. Journal of Marine Biology 2012:1-4.


2014-2015 MIT Martin Family Society Fellow for Sustainability
2013 NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral Level)
2013 Wainright Fellowship, University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories
2013 Endangered Species Print Project Student Presenter Award, North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Annual Meeting
2011 NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (Masters Level)
2011 Von Damm Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2011 Coastal Oceans Institute Student Award