Kym Collins - Acoustician

Kym is a marine scientist who is particularly interested in the social behaviour and communication of marine mammals.

Her PhD at the University of Sydney investigated mother-pup vocalisations and reunion behaviour in Antarctic Weddell seals. Subsequently, Kym co-ordinated two marine conservation programs in Mozambique involving boat-based and in-water behavioural observations of dolphins and whale sharks, humpback whale migration and marine turtle nesting behaviour.

Within Australia, her field research experience includes the behaviour and passive acoustic tracking of baleen whales, vocal communication and maternal strategies of various seal species, tiger shark and marine turtle habitat use, as well as aerial dugong population surveys. As a marine fauna observer, Kym has also been involved with a number of large industry projects in an environmental monitoring and mitigation capacity.

This page was last modified on July 1, 2014.