Saving Our Oceans Whales: Trustee Nan Hauser

Nan Hauser the President and Director of the Centre for Cetacean Research and Conservation. Her home base is in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, where she is the Principal Investigator for the Cook Islands Whale Research Project and Director of the Cook Islands Whale & Wildlife Centre. 

Nan’s research includes population identity, Photo ID, acoustics, genetics, surface & underwater behaviour, navigation and migration of cetaceans. Her satellite tag work includes results on how whales migrate over long distances using linear constant course segments.

GOALS: Acoustic/Visual Identification of Cetaceans and other Marine Animals, Migration & Navigation / SATELLITE TAGGING, Biology, Education and Culture, Mapping, Strategy and Management, Water Chemistry, Island Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Acoustics, Small Cetacean Survey (aPod), Marine Park Management, Conservation International “Oceanscape”. 

WHERE: The Cook Islands (Southern and Northern groups), Kiribati (The Line and Pheonix Islands) with a strong focus on Kiritimati 

IMPACT: Surveys of the Cook Islands and Kiribati are incomplete and much remains a mystery due to the remoteness of these small island nations. Throughout these islands we have strong evidence of diversity and abundance of sea life including dolphins and whales