Research Labs

The tale of a whale peaks out of the water.
Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory

The Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory conducts research on whales, dolphins and porpoises with an eye towards the conservation of several species of marine mammals.

Whale surfaces on sunny day.
Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafauna (GEMM) Lab

The GEMM Lab focuses on the ecology, behavior, health, and conservation of marine megafauna, including cetaceans, pinnipeds, seabirds and sharks.

An aerial view of a small fishing boat  on blue-green water. There is a foamy stream created from the motor behind the boat and two dolphins next to the boat.

At the Lab for Animal Behavioural Interaction Research In The Ocean (LABIRINTO), we are interested in mapping the network that behavioral and ecological interactions form to understand their nature and to measure their consequences for individual organisms, their populations, their communities, and the ecosystems around us all.

Ice bergs floating on still water on a cloudy day.
Marine Mammal Bioacoustics and Ecology Lab

The Marine Mammal Bioacoustics and Ecology Lab (MMBEL) uses passive acoustic monitoring to eavesdrop on vocalizing marine mammals and understand spatiotemporal presence and behavior, as well as human-caused threats. Visit MMBEL's website.  

A mother whale and calf seen from above, swiming in blue water.
Ocean Ecology Lab

The Ocean Ecology Lab studies animal movement, foraging ecology, health, and population dynamics to support the science-based management of threatened species.

Newborn Harbor Seal Pup Laying On Beach
Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network

The Stranding Network encompasses observations of marine mammal stranding events, and the systematic collection, analysis and archiving of stranding data and biological samples.