Bec Wellard has been working with marine mammals for the past 10 years and is an avid conservation scientist, naturalist, cetacean nerd and ocean adventurer.bec cropped boat ps

Bec has over 10 years’ experience in marine megafauna and has been involved in numerous cetacean research projects both in Australia and worldwide. Her main research interests are bioacoustics, cognitive behaviour and applied ecology and conservation. She has worked on numerous projects focusing on genetics, population ecology, bioacoustics and anthropogenic effects on cetaceans.

Bec is currently undertaking her PhD with Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST) in Perth, Australia. Her PhD project aims to improve our understanding of the killer whale population in the Australian region by using non-invasive techniques such as mark-recapture photo ID and passive acoustic monitoring.

This blog follows my journey through science and marine mammal research. Stop by to keep updated on my killer whale research and other ocean adventures! Follow my fins!

To read more about Bec’s history as a marine biologist

and how she ended up there read this blog update:


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  1. Hi Bec! I am so excited to have found your blog studying orcas and acoustics. Orca vocalizations are so fascinating. I was wondering if you ever have undergrads assist you in you projects? Have a great day!


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