- My research focuses on using advanced telemetry tools to study the underwater behavior of marine mammals.
- I am interested in how the foraging behavior of marine mammals is affected by changes in their environment, including climate change and ocean noise, across a range of their habitats.
- My primary research sites include the Antarctic Peninsula, Alaska, and California.
ari.friedlaender [at] oregonstate.edu
I am interested in understanding how the behavior of marine mammals relates to changes in their environment. I am particularly interested in the feeding behavior of baleen whales and species-specific differences in feeding strategies and how changes in prey type affect behavior. I am also keenly interested in understanding how anthropogenic disturbances (e.g. ocean noise, sonar) affect marine mammals. I have multi-disciplinary and long-term research programs using tag technology to study cetaceans in Antarctica, Alaska, California, and Cape Cod.