Dr. Shane Gero

Shane Gero mentored under Hal Whitehead through his masters and doctoral work at Dalhousie University, Canada. The Dominica Sperm Whale Project, a long-term behavioral study of sperm whale families, grew from this partnership and has collaboratively made advances in our understanding of sperm whale social relationships, babysitting, diet, genetics, habitat use, movement, population dynamics, and communication. Shane is currently an FNU Research Fellow at Aarhus University in Denmark and splits his time between Dr. Peter Madsen's Marine Bioacoustics Lab in Denmark, his human family in Canada and the whale families which so patiently let him share in their lives off the island of Dominica in the Caribbean.