Ashley Donnell – Masters student

I am currently studying Gray Whale foraging ecology. I am interested in behavioral ecology and conservation of marine mammals and more.

Wiley Archibald – Masters student

560857_596256894650_686797462_nOriginally from the Bay Area, I have been in Humboldt for going on two years now. My thesis project involves using visual surveys to determine the seasonal changes in harbor seal abundance and distribution in South Humboldt Bay and its impacts on human-seal interactions. I am particularly interested in the effects of a recently enacted marine protected area that was formed as part of the California Marine LIfe Protection Act. I also enjoy assisting with our offshore whale and Steller sea lion surveys.