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Climate Change Here and Now: Coastal, Ocean and Atmospheric Impacts

Siri Hakala
Siri Hakala Siri Hakala, a behavioral biologist by training, has worked in the marine mammal field for 11 years. What began as a summer study looking at the correlation between whale feeding behavior and the occurrence of internal waves in the Gulf of Maine, turned into a career when she spent five years studying humpback whale mating strategies off Hawaii. Siri then spent another year as a field biologist and educator working in Alaska, Hawaii and Australia before joining Southwest Fisheries Science Center in 2006. She now works with the Science Implementation, Planning and Policy program within the Protected Resources Division. She received her MA in Marine Mammal Behavior and Biology (in the department of Psychology) from the University of Hawaii in 2004 and her BA in Biology from the University of Minnesota in 1998.

Dr. Mike Goebel Dr. Mike Goebel Dr. Goebel has spent the last twenty years conducting research on marine mammals in polar environments. Most of his studies have been directed towards understanding foraging ecology and demography of Antarctic fur seals, the impact of climate change on their populations, and linking off-shore oceanography to foraging behavior using satellite linked transmitters and microprocessors. He has also worked on southern elephant, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Washington and his Ph.D. at the University of California-Santa Cruz. He has recently returned to San Diego after spending five months in a remote field camp in Antarctica directing research on four species of pinnipeds for the United States Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program.

Jon Hare
Jon Hare Jon Hare is the Oceanography Branch Chief at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC - NOAA NMFS) based in Narragansett, Rhode Island and Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Jon grew up outside of Rochester, New York and attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut for his undergraduate degree. After receiving his PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994, Jon moved to the NOAA Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina where he examined the effect of oceanographic variability on fish populations in the southeast United States. In 2005, Jon moved to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center where he oversees the Center's oceanographic monitoring programs, including hydrographic and plankton surveys from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to the western Scotian Shelf. He is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the Fisheries and the Environment Program - a National Marine Fisheries Service program examining the potential impact of environmental variability on fishery populations. Jon has broad research interests including fisheries oceanography, fish ecology, invasive species, and climate change and is working to incorporate environmental information and climate forecasts into the management process for marine fisheries.

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