Humboldt State University Marine Mammal Stranding Program

A Member of the NOAA Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

Dr. Dawn Goley
HSU MMSP Director
Department of Biological Sciences
Professor of Zoology

Dr. Goley has been actively studying marine mammal biology in northern California since her arrival to Humboldt State in 1996. Her research interests include the ecology and behavior of marine mammals; VHF/satellite-telemetry; marine mammal/fisheries interactions; oil spill and marine mammal interactions; marine mammal foraging ecology; and marine mammal stranding studies.
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Allison Lui
HSU MMSP Stranding Coordinator
Department of Biological Sciences

Allison has been involved in marine mammal research at HSU since 2006 as a research assistant for MMERP. After graduating in 2011, she has worked as a seabird biologist, AAUS scientific diver, data analyst for Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE) and as scientific aid for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). In 2015, she became been the part-time stranding coordinator for HSU MMSP and is responsible for responding to local stranding events, volunteer training and management, organizing effort-based monitoring beach surveys, specimen collections an d data management. Additionally she is has been the crew lead for HSU steller sea lion and gray whale monitoring projects since 2016.

Dr. Melissa Hawkins
HSU Vertebrate Museum Curator
Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Hawkins is primarily a conservation geneticist with a focus on mammalian evolution and systematics.
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