Ashley Blawas

Ph.D. Student & Comparative Physiologist

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Cardiorespiratory physiology of bottlenose dolphins.

Examining the relationship between respiratory function and cardiovascular parameters. Photo courtesy of Dolphin Quest Oahu.

Publications:
Cardiorespiratory coupling in cetaceans; a physiological strategy to improve gas exchange? A. Fahlman, S. Miedler, L. Marti-Bonmati, D. Ferrero Fernandez, P. Muñoz Caballero, J. Arenarez, J. Rocho-Levine, T. Robeck, A. Blawas. Journal of Experimental Biology 2020. doi: 10.1242/jeb.226365



Diving patterns of cryptic, deep diving cetaceans.

Using tagging, surveys, and towed hydrophones to understand the spatial ecology of whales off the coast of North Carolina. Learn more at the project webite.