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Ari Friedlaender

Courtesy Appointment
ari.friedlaender [at]

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center 2030 SE Marine Science Drive

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
  • 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.

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.