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Kailua Kona, HI 96740-9311
Phone: (808) 956-6868
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Lloyd Lowry Affiliate Faculty
- biology, ecology, and conservation of Alaskan marine mammals.
One of my primary current activities is serving as Chairman of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Team. I also serve on the National Marine Fishery Service's Alaska Regional Scientific Review Group, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Pinniped Specialists Group, the Alaska Beluga Whale Committee, the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s Conservation Committee, and the Working Group on Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events.
Much of my research has involved investigations of foraging ecology of Alaskan marine mammals, especially ice-inhabiting seals, belugas, and bowhead whales. I've also worked on describing abundance, distribution, movements, and behavior of marine mammals by using satellite-linked telemetry and aerial surveys.
After the Exxon Valdez oil spill I worked on assessing impacts of the spill on harbor seals in Prince William Sound, and monitoring the harbor seal population for signs of recovery. A recent interest is the biology and conservation needs of Hawaiian monk seals.
See publications list at ResearchGate