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Through Passionate Eyes…

Hello ORCAA enthusiasts! This is going to be a different blog post than what you usually read, and it’s also the first one I’ve ever written. I hope you enjoy it! My name is Ciera Edison and I am currently an undergraduate in the department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. But I’m […]

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I should have known

…that I would grow up to be a pseudo computer nerd doing stuff related to animals. (sarcasm…) I was recently reminded of the online game Neopets*. Anyone out there remember this game? Mom – do you remember me playing it? It was sort of like a computer based Tomogatchi and Pokemon hybrid. You had pets, […]

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Remembering Why

Last week I got to spend a week offshore, participating in the last field season (what?!) of the SOCAL-BRS project. This was a bittersweet week, to say the least. I’ve been involved with this project since before I even started grad school (see here and here for my blogs on it the last two years). It’s a […]

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AFFOGATO – Day 14 – A Day in the Life

I haven’t posted in a week? Poor blogging, Selene! Ok as promised, I wanted to post about what our day-to-day life has been like out here. Amazingly, today is our last day! I am on shore right now, making small adjustments to glider that we will pick up at noon. The rest of the team […]

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AFFOGATO – Day 7

Field updates – coming at you. It’s Day 7, and I’ve got the morning off from going out on the boat, so I figured I could do a little blog updating. Jay, Holger, and Danielle are out on the small boat today, and Dave sadly left us to go back to Oregon yesterday. Most important […]

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AFFOGATO – Day 4

Day 4 already? How did that happen?? I’m happy to report ALL our instruments are now in the water and happily recording marine mammals in the Catalina Basin (lots I hope!). Day 1 we did some testing at SWFSC, and got everything prepped for our transit out to the basin. Testing went as planned, and […]

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AFFOGATO – Day 1

Let the glider/float field work begin! Late lastnight, Holger, Dave Mellinger, Danielle Harris, and I arrived in San Diego to start our two week field stint where we deploy EVERY TYPE OF RECORDER EVER (not really…but close). We are here to conduct field work for a project called a framework for cetacean density estimation using slow-moving underwater […]

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How low can you go?

Most of my time with bioacoustics, thus far, has been with playing sounds – my master’s work with an active acoustic tag – or with identifying odontocete, or toothed whale species, in glider data (typically known as high- or mid-frequency vocalizations). For my PhD, I’ll be expanding what I know about whale acoustics and looking […]

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All is NOT calm

Well, this post is LOOONNGGG overdue. But that happens right? It’s still a story worth telling 🙂 I haven’t posted in a while, so lets touch base on the last three months of my grad school life. Michelle mentioned that many in our lab attended the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Marine Mammalogy. It was crazy, […]

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Forward Progress

So….Guess what? I figured out my dissertation! Well, not really. Not the whole thing. But I finally feel like I have sort of the start of an idea of a plan. Yesterday I gave a talk at the Marine Mammal Institute Brownbag series at Hatfield Marine Science Center. I took this opportunity to try and sketch […]

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