U.S. Navy, Living Marine Resources Program
Office of Naval Research, Marine Mammals and
Biological Oceanography Program
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska Pinnipeds Program
Office of Naval Research, Turbulence and
Stratified Wakes and Submarine Maneuvering and Control Programs
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management,
Environmental Studies Program
OGP, E&P Joint Industry Programme on Sound and Marine Life
Northwest Arctic Borough Science Committee
Sciences Endowment, Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC
HDR, Environmental, Operations, and Construction, Inc.
Minerals Management Service
National Oceanographic Partnership Program
Special Thanks To....
Hotline Wetsuits, Santa Cruz, California. For their help with design and manufacture of experimental "attire" for our seals.
Steve Weiss, Mountain View, California. For his generous help with design and manufacture of experimental apparatuses for our sea otters.
The Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, Alaska. We are partnering with the SeaLife Center to conduct studies on the health status and basic biology of polar-living seals.
The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito, California.
We have worked closely with TMMC in a variety of studies of California sea lions and
other marine mammals that support specific conservation and rehabilitation
Monterey Bay Aquarium,
Monterey, California. Through partnership with MBA's Sea Otter
Research and Conservation Program, we are working to increase understanding of
sea otter sensory biology.
Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California. Our long-term
bioacoustic study of captive walruses has provided unique insight into
developmental aspects of communication and cognition in this poorly known
Native Village of Kotzebue, Kotzebue, Alaska. With the help and support of the Native Village of Kotzebue, we have been able to expand our hearing studies to include ice-dependent bearded seals.
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Aquarium. Collaboration with Aquarium of the Pacific enabled us to continue to study sensory biology of sea otters.
SeaWorld, San Diego, California.
With the help of SeaWorld San Diego's ringed seal, Natchek, we were able to expand our study of hearing capabilities of ice-dependent Arctic pinniped species.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Working with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UVA allowed us to study the vibrotactile capabilities of pinipeds.