(2019-present) Foraging behavior of harbor seals.
Helen has taken over the continuing research on the occurrence of harbor seals in Bellingham started by former undergraduate Jessica Farrer in 2007. She will observe seals in downtown Bellingham throughout the academic year and will also casrry out her own independent project. [Carried out with the assistance of WWU undergraduate students: J. Leonard, K. Fry, K. Bankhead, R. Riley, S. Edwards, M. Boock.]
(2019-present) Human attitudes towards harbor seals.
Delaney has taken over the continuing research on foraging behavior of harbor seals in Whatcom Creek started by former undergraduate Erin Stehr in 2011. She will document seal presence and foraging relative to salmonid runs throughout the academic year,and will also casrry out her own independent project. . [Carried out with the assistance of WWU undergraduate students: J. Hindman, J. Johnson, E. Ehlers, V. Dark, A. Severns, R. Marcus, O. Mueller, K. Clayton, S. Carlson, A. Rueda, G. Dyson-Roberts.]