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2015 Marine Fellows

  • Josh Cinner

    Josh Cinner, Ph.D.

    Cinner, a professor at James Cook University, strives to understand global coral reef “bright spots” and conditions that contribute to their success.

  • Olga Filatova

    Olga Filatova, Ph.D.

    Filatova, a research fellow at Moscow State University, works to identify and protect the habitat most critical to the whales, dolphins, and porpoises of the Russian Pacific.

  • Aaron Fisk

    Aaron Fisk, Ph.D.

    Fisk, a professor at the University of Windsor, seeks to engage Inuit community members in artisanal fisheries research, monitoring, and management in the Arctic.

  • E.J. Milner-Gulland, Ph.D.

    Milner-Gulland, a professor at Imperial College London, aims to reduce fisheries bycatch through use of novel incentives already successfully employed in terrestrial conservation.

  • Rob Williams

    Rob Williams, Ph.D.

    Williams, a marine conservation scientist with the Oceans Initiative and the Oceans Research & Conservation Association, conducts research to better understand the effects of marine noise on whales and to help officials set limits and establish protected areas.

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  • First Nations in Canada Navigate the Return of Sea Otters

    Throughout history, we’ve seen how removing one animal from an ecosystem can bring a cascading series of changes. It’s rare to observe the return of that animal and the impact that brings. A new film featuring Pew marine fellows Anne Salomon and Jim Estes, as well as fellowship adviser Bob Paine, looks at just that scenario: the revival of sea otters along the coast of British... Read More

  • New Study Identifies 'Acoustic Sanctuaries' as Key to Whale and Dolphin Conservation

    A new study, published by Marine Pollution Bulletin and led by Pew marine fellow Rob Williams, explains the dangers of noise along the coast of British Columbia and says humans have an opportunity to conserve quiet habitat for the endangered and noise-sensitive whales and dolphins that live in the region. Read More

  • Patterns of a Predator

    Experts have long thought that some sharks roamed entire oceans without a place to call home, but a recent scientific review  of global data challenges that entrenched notion. The analysis, published in the annual review of Marine Science, January 2015, reveals that sharks live their lives in geographic patterns and that observing the order of their behaviors can help tailor... Read More

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