The Behavioral REsearch And eCosystem Health lab

at the University of Alaska Southeast &

the College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks



The overall aim of this lab is to understand the behavior and ecology of marine mammals, and their role in maintaining healthy ecosystems. A wide network of collaborators, undergraduates, and graduate students are involved in projects related to this theme. Click on the links to the right to learn more about current research and students. 

If you are a prospective student, please read through the project descriptions on this website. Also review the admission requirements to the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences: I do not currently have funding to support additional students. However, highly talented students may be able to obtain their own funding so please contact me if you are interested.




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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Close of a Successful Field Season

All members of the research team are back home now, and all in all, we had a successful field season. We were able to get a tag to stay attached to a dusky dolphin for 6 hours, which is much longer than we had hoped for during this initial, trial phase. No one has attached this type of suction-cup tag to dusky dolphins before, so we were very happy with our results. We will spend the next few months analyzing our data and making some modifications to our tag design. The next time we go to the field, we hope to get a tag to stay on throughout the night so we can track the feeding behavior of the dolphins. Below is a timeline of events which tracks the progression of our tag development.



#1 Posted by Mark Witteveen on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Congrats, Heidi.
Glad to see you got them to stick. Seems like you'll have a good direction to further develop the tag design now. I'm anxious to see what you come up with next.
Good luck,

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