Eric wants to know where the whales are and what they're doing in the wild. He develops methods of tracking whales using passive acoustic hydrophones arrays. The arrays record data for months at a time, allowing us to observe whale behavior in their natural environment over long periods of time. These methods are especially useful for studying species of whales which are seldom seen from ships, like many species of beaked whale.
Eric began the PhD program in the Scripps Whale Acoustics Lab in 2017. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah. When he's not in the lab, Eric enjoys literature, music, and being beaten at Just Dance by his four-year-old son.