Ana Širovic

Associate Professor
Department of Marine Biology

Phone: (409) 740.4847
Fax: (409) 740.5001

Bldg#3029, Rm#248


Learn more about Ana Širovic

Ph.D. Oceanography, University of California San Diego, 2006
B.A. Creative Studies – Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, 2000
Courses Taught


MARB400: Biology of Marine Mammals
MARB407: Research and Conservation in Greece


MARB607: Research and Conservation in Greece 


Lewis, LA, J Calambokidis, AK Stimpert, J Fahlbusch, AS Friedlaender, MF McKenna, SL Mesnick, EM Oleson, BL Southall, AR Szesciorka, A Širović. 2018. Context-dependent variability in blue whale acoustic behaviour. Royal Society Open Science, 5: 180241. doi: 10.1098/rsos.180241.

Širović, A, EM Oleson, J Buccowich, A Rice, AR Bayless. 2017. Fin whale song variability in southern California and Gulf of California. Scientific Reports. 7:10126. 10.1038/s41598-017-09979-4
Rice, A, VB Deecke, JKB Ford, JF Pilkington, EM Oleson, JA Hildebrand, A Širović. 2017. Spatial and temporal occurrence of killer whale ecotypes off the outer coast of Washington State, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 572:255-268. 10.3354/meps12158

Širović, A., JA Hildebrand, MA McDonald. 2016. Ocean ambient sound south of Bermuda and Panama Canal traffic. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 139:2417-2423. 10.1121/1.4947517

Dominello, T. and A Širović. 2016. Seasonality of Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) calls off the western Antarctic Peninsula. Marine Mammal Science. 10.1111/mms.12302

Roch, MA, H Batchelor, S Baumann-Pickering, CL Berchok, D Cholewiak, E Fujioka, EC Garland, S Herbert, JA Hildebrand, EM Oleson, S Van Parijs, D Risch, A Širović, MS Soldevilla. 2016. Management of acoustic metadata for bioacoustics. Ecological Informatics. 31:122-135. 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2015.12.002

Nichols, TA, TW Anderson, A Širović. 2015. Intermittent noise induces physiological stress in a coastal marine fish. PLoS ONE. 10(9):e0139157. 10.1371/journal.pone.0139157

Širović, A, A Rice, E Chou, JA Hildebrand, SM Wiggins, MA Roch. 2015. Seven years of blue and fin whale call abundance in southern California. Endangered Species Research. 28:61-76. 10.3354/esr00676

Hastings, PA and A Širović. 2015. Soundscapes offer unique opportunities for studies of fish communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112:5866–5867. 10.1073/pnas.1505897112

Širović, A, HR Bassett, SC Johnson, SM Wiggins, JA Hildebrand. 2014. Bryde’s whale calls recorded in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Mammal Science. 30:399-409. 10.1111/mms.12036

Current Graduate Students


Jeppe Have Rasmussen

Senior Research Associate:

Megan Wood

Graduate Students:

Emily Waddell

Alex Carbaugh-Rutland