Lab Description

The Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory (CCGL) conducts research on whales, dolphins, and porpoises with an eye towards the conservation of several species of marine mammals. PI, Scott Baker, works on collaborative projects throughout the world using genomics and historical data to determine what great whale populations might have looked like before human exploitation, and how they have changed over time. These projects also provide information about the current population status of several species of great whales. The CCGL also conducts surveys and uses genetic information to study trade-in whale-meat markets in Japan and the Republic of (South) Korea, identifying the species of origin for these products to be more closely tracked.

Research Area(s)
  • Marine Mammals
  • Shifting Ecosystems
  • OSU