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Paul Nachtigall

Paul Nachtigall

Director, Marine Mammal Research Program, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
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marine mammal sensory systems


Paul E. Nachtigall is the founding director of the marine mammal research program at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at UH Manoa.

He is a current member of the editorial board, and former editor, of the journal “Aquatic Mammals” for the European Association for Aquatic Mammals. Nachtigall is also the past president of the international Society for Marine Mammalogy, which has more than 2000 members.

Nachtigall frequently travels with his students and colleagues to gather data around the world. He recently: (1) measured the hearing of a stranded infant Risso’s dolphin in Portugal, (2) caught, measured the hearing, and released white-beaked dolphins off Iceland, and (3) measured the hearing of three polar bears in Sweden.

He is also a member of the graduate faculties of the zoology and psychology departments.

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