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Get to Know Ari Friedlaender '92

Later in Term II on Friday, March 8, Hopkins is looking forward to a visit from marine research scientist, Dr. Ari Friedlaender '92, our Spring Fellow. Throughout February, Ari will be on a research expedition in the Antarctic, and will be keeping a blog of his findings. Check in with Ari in the coming month and get to know his research ahead of his visit in March:

About Ari's research expedition:

The Antarctic Peninsula is warming faster than any other region on the planet.  Humpback, minke, and killer whales are all found in these waters, yet very little is known about how environmental change affects their distribution, movement patterns, and foraging behavior.  From February 3–21, a research expedition lead by Dr. Ari Friedlaender '92 and supported by the National Science Foundation will seek to answer these and other questions by deployed satellite and multi-sensor suction cups to these whales while also measuring the distribution of their prey and other facets of the Antarctic marine environment.  Dr. Friedlaender and his team will be reporting on their progress and findings daily on this blog.  Details from this research cruise will also be posted on the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal at:  If you have any questions or comments along the way, please feel free to submit them directly on the blog and Dr. Friedlaender and his team will do their best to respond.