The Gulf of Maine Regional Ocean Science Initiative
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Ronald K. O'Dor

Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education
Dalhousie University

rodor@coreocean.org
www.dal.ca

Currently Census of Marine Life (COML) Senior Scientist, after degrees in biochemistry and medical physiology, a post-doc at Cambridge University and Stazione Zoologica, Naples, turned him to cephalopods and marine biology. Studies on cephalopod behaviour and physiology in nature using acoustic telemetry led to involvement in large scale tracking arrays. Within COML he is developing the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) to monitor marine animals from 20g salmon to 20MT whales with arrays to detect globally unique codes. Tags lasting up to 20 years give new time-series perspectives on changes in individual movements in response to climate change and acoustical downloading archival tags will provide records of oceanography experienced and interactions among tagged species.
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