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Allied Whale

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Before COA

Dan DenDanto has participated in Allied Whale research projects since 1989. He currently directs The North Atlantic Fin Whale Catalogue while pursuing studies in fin whale population genetics and demographic ecology. Dan’s research focuses on life history data, including photographic-identification, genetic, and sightings information to investigate interactions between individual fin whales in the Northern Gulf of Maine. He has functioned as the station manager at the EMC Blair Marine Research Station at Mount Desert Rock since 1998.

Dan has been contracted to assist in filming ocean documentaries and has been affiliated with award winning productions such as the BBC’s “Blue Planet” series, I-max - Living Seas and Maine Public Broadcasting programming. Dan is currently a forensic analyst of the University of Maine Molecular Forensic Laboratory for Wildlife utilizing DNA sciences to investigate criminal wildlife cases from across the North East United States. Since 1993 Dan has worked professionally on the re-articulation of large marine mammal skeletons for museums and educational institutions.