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Josh London, Dr.


Research Biologist


Marine Mammal Laboratory





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

Current Activities

Josh London is a wildlife biologist with the Polar Ecosystems Program. His research focus is population assessment and ecology of harbor seals, however, he also has worked closely with colleagues on ice seals (spotted, ribbon, bearded and ringed seals). His primary professional goal is to explore the ecology of seals through new technologies. Since arriving at MML in 2006, Josh has co-led a study of harbor seals in Cook Inlet, Alaska, and developed a centralized database for all of the program's telemetry and survey data. He has also overseen enhancements to the harbor seal survey protocol to take advantage of digital imagery.


Before joining NMML, Josh was a student at the University of Washington, where he received a B.S. in wildlife sciences from the UW College of Forest Resources and a Ph.D. from the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Josh's Ph.D. work focused on the ecology of harbor seals in Hood Canal, Washington, and their potential impacts on recovering salmon runs. He also examined the impact of killer whale predation events on the Hood Canal population of harbor seals.

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