Marine Mammal Ecology Lab

Master of Science Theses

Voelker, M. 2018. Cross-sectional scat sampling reveals intrapopulation feeding diversity in a marine predator. MSc thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Akmajian, A. M. 2016. Year-round algal toxin exposure in free-ranging sea lions: implications of trophic exposure for declining populations. M. S. thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.(big file)

Nikolich, K. A. 2015. The vocal breeding behaviour of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) in Georgia Strait, Canada: temporal patterns and vocal repertoire. M. S. thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. (big file)

D'Agnese, E. M. 2015. The effect of maternal traits on rearing success in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsii). M. S. thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Rothstein, A. P. 2015. Non-invasive genetic tracking of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) M. S. thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.(big file)

Olson, J. K. 2013. The effect of human exposure on the anti-predatory response of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) M. S. thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

McFarland, A. S. 2013. Influence of sex and body mass on harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) diving behavior M. S. thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. (NSF #OCE-0550443)

Thomas, A. 2010. The behavioral response of harbor seals to seasonal prey pulses of spawning Pacific herring MSc thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. (big file) (NSF #OCE-0550443)

Howard, S. 2009. Seasonal energy budgets to model energy use and prey consumption in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) in the San Juan Islands, WA MSc thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. (NSF #OCE-0550443)

Luxa, K. 2008. Food habits of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) in two esturies in northern Puget Sound, Washington MSc thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. (big file) (NSF #OCE-0550443)

Hardee, S. 2008. Movements and home ranges of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) in the inland waters of the Pacific Northwest MSc thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. (big file) (NSF #OCE-0550443)

Reuland, K. 2008. Seasonal variation in the foraging behavior of harbor seals in the Georgia Basin: implications for marine reserves MSc thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. (NSF #OCE-0550443)

Banks, A. 2007. Harbor seal abundance and habitat use relative to candidate marine reserves in Skagit Co., WA MSc thesis, Department of Biology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.