Daniel M. Palacios
Daniel M. Palacios

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marine ecology and conservation
biological oceanography
marine mammal management
tagging and tracking of pelagic predators
characterization of biological "hot spots"
climate impacts on marine ecosystems
time series and statistical analyses of oceanographic data
effective visualization and communication of scientific data
Daniel M. Palacios
Assistant Professor, Senior Research

Ecological Modeling

Analysis and visualization of whale telemetry data

Characterization of critical habitat for large whales

Quantification of long-distance migration and navigation in whales

Lincoln County
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Fisheries and Wildlife
Marine Mammal Institute
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365
United States


I work in the Whale Telemetry Group at the Marine Mammal Institute. Our field of study is cetacean ecology, using telemetry as a tool to improve our understanding of foraging ecology, migration and movement patterns, species-habitat associations, population dynamics, and ecosystem and trophic interactions. Since these questions have relevance for the management and conservation of whale populations, we also address interactions with human activities and the effects of anthropogenic factors as part of our research. Because cetaceans migrate over large ranges that cross political boundaries, our program has a strong international emphasis.


Ph.D., 2003, Oceanography, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

B.Sc., 1994, Marine Biology, Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia


Fun Fact

Enjoys practicing Aikido