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The Marine Mammal Research Program


Our laboratory is located at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on Moku'o Loe, a research institution of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Our research focuses on marine mammals and other marine megafauna. Our lab started in 1995 and has focused on marine mammal acoustics, hearing and echolocation. Recently, our research focus has expanded to the ecology and conservation of marine mammals.


The mission of the MMRP is to be the preeminent academic institution for marine mammal science, conservation, and management serving Hawaiʻi and other Pacific Island Communities. Our pathway to success is through empirical and applied research that supports science-based management, innovation, collaborations and knowledge transfer.

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