Dr. Scott Baker's Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory (CCGL) conducts research on whales, dolphins, and porpoises with an eye toward conservation of several species of marine mammal. Scott works on collaborative projects throughout the world using genomics and historical data to determine what great whale populations might have looked like prior to human exploitation, and how they have changed over time. These projects also provide information about the current population status of several species of great whales. The CCGL also conducts surveys and uses genetic information to study trade in "whale-meat" markets in Japan and the Republic of (South) Korea, identifying the species of origin for these products to be more closely tracked.
Scott is also the Associate Director of the Marine Mammal Institute.
For more information about his research, please visit his website.
In the News
Dungeness crab fishing season ends early over risk of whale entanglement - Golden Gate Xpress (2020)
The Marine Mammal Institute (2014)
Slowing to a Whale's Pace in Samoa - New York Times (2012)