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.
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 photogrammetry. Award 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 time? Award 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 California. Bethel 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 whales. Brown 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 catalog. Award 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 1986-2010. 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).
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).