Marine mammals bioacoustics is the field of study that looks into how sound is used by -- and impacts -- marine mammals. This ranges from the calls that bond seal mothers and pups through the biosonar of odontocetes to the impact of human-made sound on marine mammals.
Julie Stahlhut received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 1979. She then worked in various technical fields for 12 years, until she remembered that she always wanted to be an entomologist when she grew up. As a student of non-traditional age, she earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in biological sciences from Western Michigan University, where she did research on inbreeding and sex determination in solitary wasps. She is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of Rochester, where she studies various aspects of the biology of Wolbachia, a reproductive symbiont of many invertebrates.
This CivicSpace "book" is for assembling materials concerning protected marine species -- including cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises), pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, walrus), sirenians (manatees, dugongs), and sea turtles.
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