Arina Favilla

Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Santa Cruz & NIPR

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz

B.S. Biomedical Engineering & Marine Science, University of Miami


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Research Interests

I am 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. My research focuses on the diving behavior and ecophysiology of northern elephant seals. They are one of the most extreme divers among pinnipeds and the breeding colony at Año Nuevo provides a perfect field site. This work excites me because I am able to combine my love of fieldwork and childhood curiosity of marine fauna with my engineering background to study freely diving marine mammals using biologging techniques.

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