Russel Andrews

Research Assistant Professor

Marine Biology
Marine Mammals
PO Box 1329
Seward, AK 99664-1369
University of British Columbia
Ph.D. Zoology
University of California Los Angeles
B.S. Biology
US Armed Forces School of Music
Lesage, V., K. Gavrilchuk, R.D. Andrews and R. Sears. 2017. Foraging areas, migratory movements and winter destinations of blue whales from the western North Atlantic. Endangered Species Research. 34:27-43. doi:

D. Mathias, A. Thode, J. Straley and R. Andrews. 2013. Acoustic tracking of sperm whales in the Gulf of Alaska using a two-element vertical array and tags Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 134:2446-2461.

J. Barlow, P. Tyack, M. Johnson, R. Baird, G. Schorr, R. Andrews and N. Aguilar de Soto. 2013. Trackline and point detection probabilities for acoustic surveys of Cuvier's and Blainville's beaked whales Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 134:24862496.

J. K. B. Ford, J. W. Durban, G. M. Ellis, J. R. Towers, J. F. Pilkington, L. G. Barrett-Lennard and R. D. Andrews. 2013. New insights into the northward migration route of gray whales between Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and southeastern Alaska Marine Mammal Science. 29(2):325-337.

M. Moore, R. Andrews, T. Austin, J. Bailey, A. Costidis, C. George, K. Jackson, T. Pitchford, S. Landry, A. Ligon, W. McLellan, D. Morin, J. Smith, D. Rotstein, T. Rowles, C. Slay and M. Walsh. 2013. Rope trauma, sedation, disentanglement, and monitoring-tag associated lesions in a terminally entangled North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Marine Mammal Science. 29(2):E98-E113.

C. O. Matkin, J. W. Durban, E. L. Saulitis, R. D. Andrews, J. M. Straley, D. R. Matkin and G. M. Ellis. 2012. Contrasting abundance and residency patterns of two sympatric populations of transient killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the northern Gulf of Alaska Fishery Bulletin. 110(2):143-155.

G. Weingartner, S. Thornton, R. Andrews, M. Enstipp, A. Barts and P. Hochachka. 2012. The effects of experimentally induced hyperthyroidism on the diving physiology of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) Frontiers in Physiology. 3:380.

J. N. Waite, V. N. Burkanov and R. D. Andrews. 2012. Prey competition between sympatric Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) on Lovushki Island, Russia Canadian Journal of Zoology-Revue Canadienne De Zoologie. 90(1):110-127.

J. Waite, S. Trumble, V. Burkanov and R. Andrews. 2012. Resource partitioning by sympatric Steller sea lions and northern fur seals as revealed by biochemical dietary analyses and satellite telemetry Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 416-417:41-54.

M. R. Shero, R. D. Andrews, K. C. Lestyk and J. M. Burns. 2012. Development of the aerobic dive limit and muscular efficiency in northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) Journal of Comparative Physiology B-Biochemical Systemic and Environmental Physiology. 182(3):425-436.

R. Baird, M. Hanson, G. Schorr, D. Webster, D. McSweeney, A. Gorgone, S. Mahaffy, D. Holzer, E. Oleson and R. Andrews. 2012. Range and primary habitats of Hawaiian insular false killer whales: an assessment to inform determination of critical habitat Endangered Species Research. 18:47-61.

  • marine mammals
  • sea turtles
  • diving behavior
  • diving physiology
  • foraging ecology
  • energetics
  • remote monitoring equipment and instrumentation
Current Research Projects
  • Innovations in remotely monitoring Steller sea lions and their predators
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • American Physiological Society
  • Canadian Society of Zoologists
  • Society for Marine Mammology
Links to Other Places
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