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Hannah Crisp


Hannah joined CERG, Massey University, New Zealand, in February 2023 and is being supervised by Prof Karen Stockin Dr Katharina Peters. Hannah completed her undergraduate degree in Zoology and Marine Ecology at Massey University in 2021. Hannah’s research interests have always been centred around marine mammal conservation.


Hannah's project examines rake marks (tooth scarring) and wider lesions on stranded New Zealand common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) to determine what biotic and abiotic drivers most influence occurrence and prevalence. Rake marks will be assessed (by individual and body sector), specifically, in relation to ontogeny (sex, age, reproductive status) and health (blubber thickness, axillary girth) parameters. Hannah’s postgraduate research is supported by the Wildbase Research Trust.

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