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Janice Waite

Title:

Research Biologist

Division:

Marine Mammal Laboratory

Telephone:

(206)-526-6554

Email:

Janice.Waite@noaa.gov

Address:

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


Current Activities

Janice Waite is a biologist with the Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program. She has been involved with research on abundance estimation, distribution, and movements of cetacean species. In particular, she has participated in studies that involve aerial and vessel surveys for harbor porpoise, Dallís porpoise, beluga whales, killer whales, humpback and fin whales in Alaska and land-based gray whale surveys in California. Recently, she has been working on population studies, using primarily photo-identification, of two ecotypes of western Alaska killer whales


Background

Before joining NMML, Janice was a research associate at the Caribbean Marine Research Center in the Bahamas where she studied habitat selection in queen conch. She received a B.A. in biology and an M.S. in marine science from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her masterís work looked at alloparental care in the northern resident killer whale community in British Columbia.


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