2021 Research Recipients

Congratulations to the 2021 Grants In Aid of Research Recipients!

Molecular investigation and characterization of hemotropic mycoplasmas in marine cetaceans and Amazonian and marine sirenians, Brazil Aricia Duarte Benvenuto

Change with the times: assessing Southwestern Atlantic southern right whales flexibility to a changing ocean Florencia Vilches

Sentinels from the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula: Isotopic niche assessment of male California sea lions Ariadna Santos-Reyes

Impact of interannual climate variability on the trophic habits of Guadalupe fur seals: assessment of time series along whiskers Romyna Cruz-Vallejo

Pilot Project to Test Viability of Detecting Vaquita Porpoise Presence through Environmental DNA (eDNA) Valeria Towns

Historical assessment of franciscana dolphins’ ecological traits from late Pleistocene to Holocene based on morphometric and stable isotope analyses Thayara Carrasco

Population dynamics of southern right whales in the northern Patagonian gulf, Argentina Magdalena Arias

Placing Brazilian Northeastern cetaceans on the map Ferreira Stamatto

Satellite-tagging and tracking of sperm whales in the South China Sea: insights into distribution, movement, and habitat characteristics Mingming Liu

Are mating preferences further structuring the population of Lahille’s bottlenose dolphins that forage with fishers? Ana Costa

Characterization of the habitat and human impact on dolphin ranges of Aragua coast, Venezuela Sergio Cobarrubia-Russo

Mechanisms of depredation of artisanal gillnets by common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in coastal waters off Alvarado, Veracruz Nataly Sneyder Morales-Rincon

Boto da Amazônia: Trends and Conservation of dolphins in the Central Amazon Sannie Brum

A plant-based study of the feeding ecology of the African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) in the Lower Ntem River of Campo, Cameroon Bridget Akume

Mother-calf interactions in Humpback whales: investigations on nursing, swimming and vocal behaviors  Maevatiana Ratsimbazafindranahaka

Application of drones to document the impact of whale-watching boats on the behavior of
gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) in a nursing lagoon of Baja California Fernanda Urrutia

Orca Network in Cabo: using citizen science as a data-gathering resource for Mexican killer whales conservation Edgar Flores Hernandez

Analysis of feeding habits of the northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris) from the San Benito Archipelago, Baja California, Mexico, via stable isotopes Jimena Cruz