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Dr. Terrie Williams, 2019 August Krogh Distinguished Lecture


This year’s August Krogh Distinguished Lecture was awarded to Dr. Terrie Williams from the University of California at Santa Cruz. She gave an excellent lecture on her research with dolphins, narwhals and Weddell seals examining their physiological responses to diving, which includes a remarkable ability to reduce heart rate. He current research is aimed at identifying physiological mechanisms that could explain the increasing incidence of cetaceans becoming stranded on beaches around the world.

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Image of false killer whales stranded on a beach by Bahnfrend via Wikimedia Commons

Categories: Comparative Physiology, Environment, Ocean Life, Stress

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