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Robyn Angliss, Dr.


Division Deputy Director


Marine Mammal Laboratory





Marine Mammal Laboratory
Alaska Fisheries Science Center/NOAA
7600 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115-6349

Current Activities

Robyn Angliss is the Deputy Director of the Marine Mammal Laboratory. Robyn assists with MML leadership responsibilities, provides oversight for daily MML operations, and supervises MML's administrative and information technology staff. She has been involved with the development of the annual Alaska Marine Mammal Stock Assessment Reports since 2001. She coordinates MML’s input on programs designed to monitor impacts of oil/gas exploration and development on marine mammals in the Arctic. Robyn has been facilitating investigations regarding how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can be used for marine mammal assessment since 2008.


Robyn was a field biologist at NMML from 1989 to 1994 and participated in various surveys for bowhead whales, gray whales, harbor porpoise, killer whales, spotted seals, humpback whales, and Cook Inlet beluga whales. She worked for the Office of Protected Resources at NMFS Headquarters from 1994 to 1997 and returned to NMML in 1999. She received a B.S. in oceanography and a M.S. in fisheries from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in conservation biology from the University of Minnesota.

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