Research at Ketos Ecology is directed
by Dr. Caroline Weir, a marine mammal biologist who has been
conducting visual and acoustic studies of free-ranging cetaceans
since 1994. Caroline was educated at Sheffield University and the
University of Wales, Bangor, where her studies included research
into the schooling behaviour of cetaceans, classification of bottlenose dolphin vocalisations in Ireland, and
analysis of sperm whale codas in the Gulf of Mexico. Her PhD at the
University of Aberdeen investigated the ecology of cetacean species
in the waters between the Gulf of Guinea and Angola, off the west
coast of Africa.
Caroline has carried out visual and acoustic cetacean surveys
and consultancy work since 1995, including work for many UK-based
research organisations such as the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Sea
Mammal Research Unit, the University of Aberdeen, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Sea Watch
Foundation and Ecologic.
Caroline for further information.