Scientist Spotlight: Nan Hauser, Whale Biologist

Published November 14, 2014

Meet Nan Hauser, one of the many noteworthy scientists attending next week’s International Conference on Argos Wildlife Applications her in Baltimore.

Nan Hauser

Hauser is the president and director of the Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation and has dedicated more than 20 years to researching whales and other cetaceans.

Humpback whales have the longest seasonal migration of any mammal, some travelling more than 3,000 miles between Alaska and Hawaii in just over a month’s time. For the past few years, Hauser has used satellite tags to track humpback whale migration, learning not only where but also how these whales migrate.

Humpback whales are endangered, facing threats such as fishing gear entanglement, whaling and ship strikes. In 2001, Hauser helped develop a whale sanctuary in the Cook Islands spanning more than one million square miles.

To learn more about Hauser’s work in whale conservation, click here.

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