Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Deeper Dive with Ari Friedlaender, Behavioral Ecologist

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and American Cetacean Society / Los Angeles Chapter present “Deeper Dive”, a monthly webinar series investigating the lives of whales and other marine mammals.

Teamwork makes the dream work:
A look at the planning and execution of marine mammal research
by Ari Friedlaender
Ocean Sciences & Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz

Collaboration is an integral part of today's research landscape. Bringing together teams with diverse backgrounds and interests can open the door to a wide breadth of benefits including access to funding, a higher quality of results, fresh perspectives, new skills and deeper insights. A strong collaboration also requires transparency and integrity in planning, and throughout the process.

Ari will share insights to this process while looking at some of the many research projects he has worked on.

About the speaker:
Ari Friedlaender is a Professor in Ocean Sciences at UC Santa Cruz. He received his PhD from Duke University in Ecology and his research focuses on developing and using new technology to study the underwater behavior of marine mammals. Ari works around the world with a particular focus on the Antarctic where his long-term research program has been studying the relationships between baleen whales and krill and the impacts of climate change on this marine ecosystem.

Closer to home, Ari has worked for the past 10 years on behavioral response studies to better understand the impacts of anthropogenic disturbance (i.e. navy sonar) on marine mammals in California waters. Ari works with a large network of collaborators from over 30 countries, leading field research programs that often include more than 20 project scientists, and has published more than 130 scientific research papers with more than 200 colleagues.

While Ari's work is focused on ecology, he is committed to conservation and education and works in collaboration with a number of NGOs and educational organizations to share scientific information broadly.

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