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Kim Marshall, Biologist, Ocean Alliance

Kim has studied dolphins, humpback, right and sperm whales.  Her work has taken her to the remote areas of Southern Argentina, the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, Mexico's Sea of Cortez, Alaska, and areas of the South Pacific Ocean.

Kim began working with Ocean Alliance in 1992 (www.oceanalliance.org).  She received a degree in biology from Regis College in 1998.  Kim's work at Ocean Alliance is wide-ranging from administrative and fundraising to research and education projects.  She has been featured in several documentary films including Discovery Channel's "Animal Tracks", and the popular IMAX release "Whales" where she made a debut swim with a group of curious southern right whales.

Born and raised near Toronto, Ontario (Canada), Kim has pursued her life-long passion to work with whales since she was a child.  In 1989 she co-founded the Whale and Dolphin Society of Canada.  Starting as Coordinator of Expeditions aboard Ocean Alliance's research vessel, Odyssey, Kim assisted Dr. Roger Payne in on all aspects of research and administration for the Institutešs programs.  In 1995, as Director of Ocean Research Programs, Kim worked with Vice President, Iain Kerr, to plan the unique research endeavor called the Voyage of the Odyssey (www.pbs.org/odyssy).  Kim also implements education programs and led the design of an award-winning curriculum based on the Institute's research. In 2001 Kim was promoted to Executive Director and is the principal manager and a scientific associate of the Institute's Right Whale Program, along with Senior Scientist Victoria Rowntree.  This program began in 1970 and is the longest continuous study of its kind.  In addition, she participates in stranding programs in both North and South America, and directs naturalists aboard commercial whale watching vessels.  Kim's lecture entitled "A Voice from the Sea" visually takes audiences into the world of whales and the environmental threats they face.  She also makes frequent guest appearances on radio and television programs, and writes for popular magazines.  Since 1996 she has participated in WhaleNet's "Ask a Scientist" Program via the Internet (whale.wheelock.edu.)