Research Biologist, Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station
Doctoral Student, Dalhousie University
Sarah came to visit the research station in 1996 as an undergrad and was instantly hooked. This incredible introduction to research biology vaporized her delusions of becoming a medical doctor and she has returned to Grand Manan every summer since. Her research interests include habitat use, movements and foraging ecology of marine top predators, with a brief foray into the world of monkeys during her Master’s degree. She is involved with the seabird and basking shark research on Grand Manan and is currently developing the basking shark photo ID catalogue for the Bay of Fundy. Sarah has spent extensive time staring out at the ocean, conducting boat-based surveys and is the one to call when anything has to be found on the water.
Sarah is currently completing a PhD at Dalhousie University studying the distribution and diet of sperm whales in the northwest Atlantic Ocean.
Ph.D. Biology (current) Dalhousie University
M.A. Anthropology (2005) University of Calgary
B.Sc. Biology (2000) McGill University