Hal Whitehead's Research Group

 


Balaena in Chile

Sperm Whale

Research platform : Balaena, a Valiant 40 sailboat

Sperm whales in the Gulf of
California and in the Sargasso and Caribbean seas

 

 

 

Pilot Whales

Northern Bottlenose whale

Pilot whales off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Northern bottlenose whales in the Gully Marine Protected Area off Nova Scotia


People:

Hal Whitehead
(Professor)


 

 

 

Doctoral (Ph.D.)
Students:

Masters (M.Sc.)
Students:

Undergraduate
Honours Students:

Other Dalhousie Cetacean Researchers

Previous students:

Armando Manolo Álvarez Torres
Joana Augusto
Mauricio Cantor

Elizabeth Zwamborn

Wilfried Beslin

Christine Konrad

Joana Costa

Hannah Mark

Christopher Taggart (Oceanography)

Lindy Weilgart (Research Associate)

Tonya Wimmer  (Instructor, NS Stranding Network)

P.D.F.
Ph.D.
M.Sc.
Undergraduate Honours


 

Advice for potential graduate students

 

Where is Balaena?

 


Research Topics:

The group conducts scientific research on the culture, behavioural ecology, social organisation, ranging behaviour, distribution, population biology, acoustic behaviour and conservation of several cetacean species.


Species Studied:

Primary study species include the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), the northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus), and the long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas).


Publications:

List of Publications (.pdf) from the Lab 1977-present (including "in press")


Software :

SOCPROG 2.5 Programs for Analysing Social Structure


Mailing address: Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4J1, Canada
Website created by Sascha Hooker --- Modifications by Sascha Hooker, Susan Dufault, Luke Rendell, Tyler Schulz, Lars Bejder, Shane Gero, Leah Nemiroff, Catalina Gomez, Hal Whitehead
Last Updated September 2014 by Hal Whitehead

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