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Spring 2008 Beam Reach research online


The first spring Beam Reach program ended 10 days ago.  Student research projects are documented at the spring 2008 class home page.  Proposals and final papers are available as of today.  Presentations will be posted in the next week or so as PPT files and/or videos.

Orcinus orca: our neighbors with fins


The context: The best kept secret in all civilizations is that we are animals! We are medium-sized mammals, who just happen to have evolved the ability and the need to construct vast symbolic systems to define ourselves, and now we can’t see our way out of our own systems, so we fight each other to [...]

Brad Hanson on orca diet


Monster Jam, Brad Hanson, 07/04/05 Diet of southern resident killer whales Inferences from prey samples and sensors deployed on killer whales Time-depth-recorder deployments in southern residents Baird and Hansen+? (2005) J Canadian Zoology 40 deployments from 1993-2002 ~10.5 minutes median record duration L87 Haro Strait example record: 2 dives to 100m with velocity spikes near [...]