Selene Fregosi

Ph.D. Student
Selene Fregosi

My Ph.D. research focuses on the application of slow-moving autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) as platforms for passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) of marine mammals. Recent advances in AUV, including oceanographic gliders and floats, and PAM technologies have provided new opportunities for scientists to conduct PAM surveys with high spatio-temporal resolution. I am comparing the performance of these new systems to traditional methods, e.g., bottom-moored PAM systems. I am also working on the development of new methods to estimate marine mammal densities from acoustic data collected by these instruments.

I completed my M.S. at Oregon State University in 2015, where I developed and tested an animal-borne playback tag on northern elephant seals.

Year Hired: 2012


Contact information

Oregon State University

Hatfield Marine Science Center

2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365, USA

Phone: +1.541.867.0177



Ph.D., Wildlife Science, Oregon State University, in progress
M.S. Wildlife Science, Oregon State University, 2015
B.S., Marine Science – Biology, University of San Diego, 2009



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