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Paula Olson
Visiting Scientist
Phone: (858) 546-5616
Fax: (858) 546-7003

Field work with cetaceans and sea turtles has taken me to tropical and temperate regions of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans as well as the polar seas of the Arctic and Antarctic. I first came to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 1992 as a field biologist for a dolphin survey in the eastern tropical Pacific. Currently I alternate between the ETP Cetacean Assessment Program and the Photogrammetry & Life History Program. In addition to collecting data for these programs, I use photo-identification as a tool to investigate the geographic movement and stock structure of killer whales and blue whales in the ETP. When I’m not working I enjoy running, hiking, and camping.

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