Contact InformationGraduate Program in Marine Science and Limnology
P.O. Box 757220
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
Kelly NewmanPh.D. Student
Vocalizations and Feeding Behavior of Transient Killer Whales at the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea
I plan to continue studying the acoustics of predator-prey interactions. I am interested in predator behavior, conservation and acoustics.
- B.A. 1988 University of California Santa Cruz (Biology)
- M.A. 2001 San Francisco State University (Biology)
I am using passive acoustics to monitor transient killer whale activity near fur seal rookeries located on the Pribilof Islands. I am studying temporal patterns of killer whale visitation at two islands, St Paul and St George. I am documenting call types and whistles to estimate transient group identification.
Current Research Projects
- Killer Whale Acoustics of the Pribilof Islands
- St. Paul whistle sample spectrogram
- St. Paul whistle sample
- St Paul killer whale vocalizations recorded at 345 AM on July 8, 2006 spectrogram
- St Paul killer whale vocalizations recorded at 345 AM on July 8, 2006
Newman, K. Springer, A. Nocturnal activity by marine mammal eating killer whales at a predation hot spot in the Bering Sea. Marine Mammal Science 24(4). 2008.
Au, W., Ford, J., Horne, J., Newman Allman, K. Echolocation signals of free-ranging killer whales and modeling of foraging for Chinook salmon. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 115(2): 901-909.2004.
Marten, K., Herzing, D., Poole, M., Newman Allman, K. The Odontocete Predation Hypothesis: Linking Underwater Observations to sound recordings during predation in wild Atlantic spotted dolphins, killer whales, bottlenose dolphins, and observing the effects of loud impulse sounds on northern anchovies. Aquatic Mammals (27) 156-66. 2001.