Recent Grant Recipients

Recent Small Grants-in-Aid of Research Recipients

The staff and board of directors of the American Cetacean Society are honored and pleased to announce recent recipients of the ACS Small Grants-in-Aid of Research awards.

National

Carina Maron, University of Utah, Department of Biology. How does maternal diet affect reproduction of southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) at Península Valdés, Argentina. Award Amount: $500.00

John Wang, Ph.D., FormosaCetus Research and Conservation Group, Ontario, Canada. Estimating the body size of individual Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins of the Eastern Taiwan Strait population using laser photogrammetryAward Amount: $1,000

Nachiket Kelkar and Mayuresh Gangal, Vikramshila Biodiversity Research and Education Centre (VBREC), T.M. Bhagalpur University. Do ‘hotspots’ of Ganges river dolphin distribution persist in space and over timeAward Amount: $500

Monterey Bay Chapter

Casey Clark, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.  Population structure, migratory behavior and pregnancy status of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) off Central CaliforniaBethel Award Amount: $1,500

Azucena Ugalde de la Cruz, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas.  Distribution and demography of the Northeast Pacific blue whalesBrown Award Amount:  $1,000

Thomas A. Jefferson, Clymene Enterprises/Cetos Research Organization.  Photo-identification of Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus) in Central California: the establishment of a long-term catalogAward Amount: $1,000

Fabiola Janette Guerrero de la Rosa, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas. Differential feeding habits in sperm whale social groups and clans from the Gulf of California: insights from biochemical markers and molecular scatology. Baldridge Award Amount: $1,500

Puget Sound Chapter

Juliana Houghton, Robin W. Baird, Candice K. Emmons, M. Bradley Hanson, University of Washington.  Spatial use, occurrence, and group size of mammal-eating killer whales in the Salish Sea: studies in southern British Columbia and Washington state from 1986-2010Award Amount: $500 (used toward presenting an accepted speaking or poster presentation at the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals).

Frances Robertson, W.R. Koski, T. A. Thomas, W.J. Richardson, B. Würsig, A.W. Trites, University of British Columbia.  Exposure to seismic operations affects bowhead behavior and sightability in the Alaskan Arctic.  Award Amount: $500 (used toward presenting an accepted speaking or poster presentation at the Society for Marine Mammalogy’s 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals).