Presentation on Baleen Whales

June 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Marine Mammal Institute

Gray whale at Depoe Bay.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Marine Mammal Institute at the Hatfield Marine Science Center is interviewing candidates for an open assistant professor in cetacean biology.  This gives the public an opportunity to learn about current research on marine mammals, because each of the four candidates will give a talk on their research activity, open online to the public at no cost.

First up is Dave Cade, speaking on “Foraging efficient of baleen whales (and other large filter-feeders),” on Tuesday, June 23, 10 a.m.

Dr. Cade was raised in Portland and trained as an educator, spending six years teaching high school math after six years of guiding wilderness trips before returning to science to pursue his passions. After earning a master’s degree in oceanography at Oregon State University in 2014, Cade earned his Ph.D. in biology at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station in 2019. His research involves the biomechanical, behavioral and ecological interactions of the largest filter-feeding animals and their prey. Fundamentally, he uses quantitative bio-logging and acoustic prey-mapping techniques to research the driving forces behind filter feeding evolution, as well as the ecological niches occupied by these animals in an ever-changing ocean.

Zoom webinar: oregonstate.zoom.us/j/97294736487