Sharon L. Nieukirk

Position: Senior Research Assistant

Year hired: 1997

Analysis of long-term acoustic datasets for marine mammal sounds and anthropogenic noise

My current research involves acoustic surveys for marine mammals in remote ocean habitats. Most of my work has been conducted in the Atlantic in the waters of Nova Scotia, Greenland, Iceland and the mid-Atlantic Ridge and has focused on the low-frequency calls of baleen whales. Our laboratory specializes in the development of automatic detection algorithms for such datasets, and I have used these techniques to describe the seasonal acoustic patterns of the calls from blue whales, fin whales, minke whales and the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and Marine Mammal Society

Office address: Hatfield Marine Science Center, RSF building, Room 144

Office phone: +1-541-867-0268

Office fax: +1-541-867-3907

Email address: Sharon.Nieukirk[@]

Mailing address:
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365, USA

1993: M.S. Wildlife Science, Oregon State University

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