We take a broad view of habitat, dividing it into physical and biological components. The physical component focuses oceanographic data, while the biological component includes the entire ecosystem. Specifically, we look at prey, predators, competitors, and commensal species to understand and interpret variations in marine mammal habitat. Habitat research includes quantifying spatial and temporal variability in the physical and biological components of the ecosystem, predicting species distributions, and identifying critical habitat. Follow the links below for additional information on these topics: