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PhD thesis submitted, postdoc research started AND field trip completed!

posted May 27, 2013, 6:27 PM by Catherine Attard   [ updated May 27, 2013, 6:29 PM ]
My PhD thesis titled "Genetic diversity, structure and historical demography of blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Southern Hemisphere" was submitted for examination in February 2013! I'm crossing my fingers that everything goes swimmingly. Since March 2013 I have been at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, doing postdoctoral research on - you guessed it - blue whales, as well as expanding myself into researching fish. I have recently returned from close to 4 weeks of field work in the Maldives aimed at collecting biopsy samples from blue whales. It has been a busy few months!