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Student defends her thesis in biology on pilot whales for honors

By

Paul Martino

December 03, 2019

See Caitlin McCombe ’20 defend her thesis in biology at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in the Niemann Media Theater. The title of her presentation is “Finding food in the dark: Understanding the prey of pilot whales through the lens of the predator.” 

Food is a driving force behind all living things. For whales, finding and capturing food in a three-dimensional environment comes with many challenges. Learn about how we can understand about the prey of short-finned pilot whales by looking at the predator’s foraging behavior.

Snacks, coffee, and beverages will be provided. All are welcome.

Caitlin has been an outstanding biology student since she began at Carthage. During her time as a student, Caitlin has completed summer research at Carthage as part of our SURE program, studied abroad in Australia, and worked with world experts at Duke University. 

SPONSORING DEPARTMENT, OFFICE, OR ORGANIZATION:

Biology Deprtment

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Paul F. Martino, M.S., Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Biology 262-551-2416 pmartino@carthage.edu