Biography:

Florence Sullivan is a research analyst based in Hawaii and is responsible for data management and statistical analysis. Her expertise lies in streamlining data processing and integration of automated procedures to reduce human error. Florence’s graduate work focused on exploring gray whale foraging ecology and behavior patterns relative to prey availability and vessel disturbance on the Oregon Coast. Previously she has worked with the Environmental Science Center in Seattle, teaching marine conservation to K-12 students, and as an oceanography contractor for NOAA Auke Bay Laboratory on joint Fisheries-Oceanography surveys in the Bering Sea. She joined PWF in 2019 to manage large volumes of data for the research program and assist with Hawaii field studies.

Memberships and affiliations:

Florence currently serves as a level 1 member of NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Large Whale Entanglement Response team and is a member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy.