Rebecca Boys

A marine biologist from Cornwall, Rebecca has recently finished a degree in Applied Marine Biology at Bangor University, where her final thesis was entitled ‘Fatal interactions between bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises in Welsh waters’.

She investigated the possible reasons for these often fatal interactions but concentrated on the effects of changes in prey abundance. Rebecca also tried to predict where possible strandings of attacked porpoises would occur in relation to the co-occurrence of both species.

Now working at the Department of Oceanography and Fisheries, University of the Azores, where She is involved in a Sperm whale ecology project which is trying to estimate the abundance and survival parameters using mark-recapture techniques.