VEL students Shawn Hannah & Lauren Cooley present their thesis’ projects at EB2022!

Lauren Cooley (right) and Shawn Hannah (left) presented their thesis research at the Evolutionary Biology 2022 Conference last month! You can read their published abstracts here:

Hannah et al: Examining the Plasticity of the Dive Response in Relation to Dive Behavior of Northern Elephant Seals. (2022).

Cooley et al: Research Handling Effects on Stress Hormones, Blood Parameters, and Heart Rate in Juvenile Northern Elephant Seals (Mirounga angustirostris). (2022).

And congrats to Lauren for being presented with the Research Recognition Award from the American Physiological Society's Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section.

Congrats to VEL Members for being awarded MLML Student Scholarships, COAST grants, and more!

Congratulations to the following VEL Lab Members to being awarded scholarships/grants this Spring!

Loury Family Marine Science Outreach Scholarship - Kali Prescott

MLML Student Body Scholar Award - Daphne Shen

MLML Student Body Wave Award - Sierra Fullmer, Taylor Azizeh

COAST Graduate Student Research Award- Emma Nicholson, Taylor Azizeh

Dr. Earl H. Myers and Ethel M. Myers Oceanographic and Marine Biology Trust Award (In addition - Baldridge Award for the Best Research Proposal) - Daphne Shen