Regina Guazzo is a graduate student in the Biological Oceanography curricular group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She graduated from Rutgers University with a BS in marine sciences, concentrating in biological oceanography. At Scripps, Regina has focused on low-frequency baleen whale calls and is currently investigating gray whale migratory calls off Monterey, CA. She is interested in using hydrophone arrays to localize whales and estimate population size.
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Josh Jones is a biological oceanography graduate student. He has a BS in Environmental Systems from UCSD. His research focuses on Arctic marine mammals and real-time detection and tracking of whales using passive acoustic monitoring. Josh is also the director of the project, Whales: Voices in the Sea and manages the lab's involvement in SeaTech, a technology training and research internship program for teens from California to Alaska. Before coming to the Whale Acoustics Lab in 2003, Josh was manager of the whale research vessel, Odyssey, and led expeditions throughout the northern and central Pacific. His favorite instruments are the banjo and the mandolin.
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Anne Simonis is a graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her research interests include behavioral acoustics and the acoustic ecology of toothed whales. She has lived and worked in Australia, the Galapagos Islands and mainland Ecuador on a variety of conservation biology and environmental education projects, however her current research is focused on marine ecosystems around the Hawaiian Islands as well as the California Current. As part of her PhD thesis, she is using automatic detection and classification techniques for acoustic signals produced by dolphins, beaked whales and other odontocetes to develop species-habitat models using long-term passive acoustic recordings.
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Leah Varga is a Biological Oceanography graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography pursing a Masters of Science degree. She graduated with honors from Connecticut College in 2012 with a BA in Biology. For her thesis, Leah is using passive acoustic monitoring to detect and localize fin whale calls off the coast of southern California, and is estimating the source levels of these calls. She is interested in using acoustics to study the behaviors and estimate population sizes of baleen whale species.