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University of Hawaii marine program to focus on conservation

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(Video courtesy of University of Hawaii at Manoa Marine Mammal Research Program)
Lars Bejder is the new director of UH Manoa's Marine Mammal Research Program, which is taking a new direction and focusing more on conservation. In particular, the center is using drone technology to study the impacts of climate change, human activities and prey availability on whales and dolphins.
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COURTESY UH MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH PROGRAM / NOAA PERMIT 19703

The new objective of the University of Hawaii’s Marine Mammal Research Program will include the impacts of climate change. A group of humpback whales feed on fish and krill in Alaskan waters.

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JOSHUA ZATECKA / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Lars Bejder, the new director of UH Manoa Marine Mammal Research Program, shows the the program’s new website, launching this week.