Amy Kennedy

Amy S. Kennedy

  • Cetacean Research Biologist

Dr. Kennedy’s current research focuses on using satellite telemetry data to describe large whale habitat use in breeding and feeding grounds, but she continues to participate in, and train other researchers on, all aspects of large whale research.

Selected publications

Dr. Kennedy’s current research focuses on using satellite telemetry data to describe large whale habitat use in breeding and feeding grounds, but she continues to participate in, and train other researchers on, all aspects of large whale research.

-Selected publications (maximum 12):

Kennedy AS, Salden DR, and Clapham PJ. (2011) First high- to low-latitude match of an eastern North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica). Marine Mammal Science: 28(4): E539-E544

Kennedy AS, Zerbini AN, Rone BK, Clapham PJ. (2014) Individual variation in movements of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) satellite-tracked in the eastern Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea. Endangered Species Research 23: 187-195

Kennedy AS, Zerbini AN, Vasquez OV, Gandilhon N, Clapham PJ, Adam O. (2013) Local and migratory movements of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) satellite tracked in the North Atlantic Ocean. Canadian Journal of Zoology: 8-17.

Kennedy AS and Clapham, PJ. (2017) From Whaling to Tagging: The Evolution of North Atlantic Humpback Whale Research in the West Indies. Marine Fisheries Review (in press).

Clarke JT, Kennedy AS, Ferguson MC. (2016) Bowhead and gray whale distributions, sighting rates, and habitat associations in the eastern Chukchi Sea, Summer and Fall 2009-15, with a retrospective comparison to 1982-91. Arctic 69(4): 359-377.

Dahlheim MD, Zerbini AN, Waite JM, and Kennedy AS. (2015) Temporal changes in abundance for harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) inhabiting the inlands waters of Southeast Alaska. Fishery Bulletin 113: 242-255.

Garrigue C, Clapham PJ, Geyer Y, Kennedy AS, and Zerbini AN. (2015) Satellite tracking reveals novel migratory patterns and the importance of seamounts for endangered South Pacific humpback whales. Royal Society Open Science 2(11): 150489.

Robbins J, Zerbini AN, Gales NJ, Gulland F, Double MC, Clapham PJ, Andrews-Goff V, Kennedy AS, Landry SC, Mattila DK, and Tackaberry J. (2013) Satellite tag effectiveness and impacts on large whales: preliminary results of a case study with Gulf of Maine humpback whales. In International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee. Edited by International Whaling Commission, Jeju, South Korea. p. 10.

Wade P, Kennedy AS, LeDuc RG, Barlow J, Carretta J, Shelden K, Perryman W, Pittman R, Robertson K, Rone B, Salinas JC, Zerbini A, Brownell R, and Clapham PJ. (2011) The World’s Smallest Whale Population? Biology Letters 7: 83-85.

Wade P, De Robertis, A, Hough K, Booth R, Kennedy AS, LeDuc R, Munger L, Napp J, Shelden K, Rankin S, Vasquez O, and Wilson C. (2011) Rare detections of North Pacific right whales in the Gulf of Alaska, with observations of their potential prey. Endangered Species Research 13: 99-109.

Zerbini AN, Baumgartner MF, Kennedy AS, Rone BK, Wade PR, Clapham PJ. (2014) Ecological and management implications of endangered North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica) space-use patterns in the Bering Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series: Vol. 532: 269-281.