Tracy Grimes – MS Student

Traci_GrimesI am interested in foraging ecology and habitat use of marine mammals. My master’s thesis focuses on the effects of sea otter predation on a Dungeness crab population in Elkhorn Slough. As sea otters continue to reoccupy estuarine habitat of the California coast, it is important to understand how they will impact this economically important crab species that utilizes estuaries as nursery habitat.