This blog wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of creative minds!


Dr. Amy Bishop (2016-2020), first joined the ASLC as a summer intern in 2009, and returned as a postdoctoral researcher then a Research Scientist in 2016. Her research integrated behavioural, ecological, and spatial models to explore how marine mammal species and populations respond to stressors and change. She also led the development of this blog, including editing, and writing many pieces for 60N Science.

Mary Keenan (2020) joined the ASLC as the Science Communications Intern. She graduated from Benedictine University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry/molecular biology and was excited about sharing her passion for marine science and the message of ocean conservation. “The ASLC is my perfect balance of marine animals and research in one place!” Even when her internship got interrupted by the global pandemic, she continued writing blogs from back home in IL!

Arina Favilla (2019), is a graduate student at the University of California Santa Cruz. She is broadly interested in how diving marine mammals are adapted to the marine environment and how they might be affected by anthropogenic disturbances and environmental change. Her research is in collaboration with ASLC Senior Scientist, Dr. Markus Horning.


Dr. Markus Horning (2016-2019), was the ASLC Science Director from 2015-2019. His research investigated the behavioral physiology and population ecology of marine predators such as seals and sea lions. He extensively used Argos telemetry transmitters in his projects, and is involved in developing the next generation of telemetry devices.


Renae Sattler, M.Sc. (2016-2019), first joined the ASLC as a Research Associate in 2012.  Her research investigated reproductive physiology and offspring development of Steller sea lions, and the use of Life History Transmitters (LHX) to assess population dynamics of harbor seals.  She was interested in research that seeks to understand variables that impact population’s viability, including conservation genetics, reproductive ecology, habitat selection and movement and ecological modeling.


Juliana Kim (2018-2021) came to Alaska as a research intern in 2009 on the Chiswell Island Remote Monitoring project and then participated in AmeriCorps at the Center. Realizing her passion for training and inspiring future generations, she is now a Mammalogist taking care of the marine mammals at the ASLC and working closely with the research team on data collection and outreach.

Dr. Colleen Reichmuth, Associate Research Scientist, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz and Affiliate Scientist, Alaska SeaLife Center

Richard Hocking, ASLC Aquarium Curator

Anthony Lapsansky, Graduate Student, University of Montana

EmmyLou Kidder, ASLC Eider Research Intern 2019

Jessica McCord, ASLC Science Communication Fellow 

Ally Dubel, ASLC Research Fellow 

Philina Richardson, ASLC Science Communication Fellow

Dr. Casey Brown, ASLC Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Katrina CounihanASLC Research Scientist

Sadie Ulman, M.Sc., ASLC Research Associate

Pam Parker, M.Sc. (ASLC Research Associate)

Dr. Katie Christie, (2017)