Through collaborations with Duke University, National Marine Life Center, Cape Cod Stranding Network (a project of the International Fund for Animal Welfare), and the New England Aquarium, and with the use of novel technology such as gliders, non-invasive animal tags, open access databases, acoustic propagation models, and advanced data visualization, the Center is pursuing new research on:
Marine animal health and survival
Disease transmission between humans and marine animals
Decreased threat of ship collision and fishing gear entanglement
Reduced impacts on mammals from sonar, shipping, and industrial activities at sea
Impacts of climate change on marine populations
Effects of behavioral and physiological disturbances on populations
Whale prey mapping methods
Deep diving physiology
Non-invasive neurobiological measurements in marine mammals.
The Marine Mammal Center is willing to pay for Open Access to peer reviewed papers by WHOI scientists on marine mammal topics. For further information please email email@example.com.
This research is enabled and enhanced through access to world-class facilities. The coastal research vessel Tioga provides quick, affordable and effective operations throughout the region. The new, marine research facility houses laboratories for necropsies, CT scanning, instrument testing and development, student study and archives.