Nicholas Tucker

PhD Student, Biological Sciences


Advisor: Dr. Kevin Boswell

I am interested in understanding the trophic relationships between baleen whales and their prey using a combination of remote sensing (via scientific echosounders), visual surveys and oceanographic conditions. Currently, I am investigating two populations of whales: the recently described Rice’s whale in the Gulf of Mexico and the common minke whale in the northwest Atlantic. These animals offer a unique perspective for testing the spatial and temporal relationships between predators and their prey in the context of the ecosystem they inhabit.