California Current Marine Mammal Assessment Program Staff

Jeffrey Moore, Program Leader, EEZ Mammals and Acoustics 

Southwest Fisheries Science Center 

Vertebrate population dynamics, fisheries impacts on marine populations, quantitative ecology, protected species management and  conservation

Karin Forney 

Southwest Fisheries Science Center   

Aerial Line-Transect surveys, Cetacean Abundance and Population Trends, Environmental Models of Cetacean Distribution, Fishery Bycatch, Marine Mammal Stock Assessments

Jim Carretta
Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Research Vessel Line-Transect Surveys, Marine Mammal Stock Assessments, Bycatch Estimation, Machine-Learning Methods   

Shannon Rankin 
Southwest Fisheries Science Center 


Cetacean Bioacoustics, Acoustic Line-Transect Surveys, Array-Building, Discoverer of Minke Whale 'Boing' Sound 

Mark Lowry
Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Pinniped Censusing, Aerial Photogrammetry, Sea Lion Diet Studies 

Elizabeth Becker
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Phone: (805) 680-3374

Predictive Habitat-Based Models of Cetacean Density, Oceanographic Correlates of Cetacean Abundance and Distribution

K. Alexandra Curtis
Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Fisheries and Ecosystem Management, Assessing Fisheries Impacts on Marine Megafauna, Computer-Intensive Statistics, Characterization of Uncertainty.


Emily T. Griffiths
Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Cetacean Bioacoustics and Species Identification, Detection and Localization, Acoustic Range and Population Surveys, Acoustic Equipment Building and (more often) Troubleshooting.  

Beth Jaime
Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Channel Islands Pinniped Photogrammetry  

Taiki Sakai
Southwest Fisheries Science Center 

Cetacean Bioacoustics, Statistics, and Many Other Things