Gay Sheffield

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Gay Sheffield

Professor/Marine Advisory Program agent in Bering Strait

University affiliation

  • Alaska Sea Grant
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks)

Contact information

Media contact

University Relations

Areas of expertise

  • Biology
  • Ecology

Research interests/biography

Diet and foraging ecology, Arctic marine mammal ecology, subsistence harvest, industrial maritime traffic. Marine mammal biology and health of subsistence species and others. Marine debris and fisheries interactions with northern Alaska marine mammals. Steller sea lion movements. Bering Strait marine mammal regulatory protocols, processes, and determinations. Community-based public access large vessel monitoring, education and outreach. Spill response education and outreach.