Bernd Würsig

Regents Professor
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department of Marine Biology

Bernd Würsig

Phone: +1 (409) 740.4413
Fax: +1 (409) 740.4717

Ocean & Coastal Studies Bldg., Office 243


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Long-term studies of the behavioral ecology of dolphins, porpoises and whales. Elucidating differences of foraging techniques in different environments. Flexibilities of adaptation in social marine mammals and in social animals in general.
Ph.D. Stony Brook University, 1978
Zoology, Ohio State University, 1971
Courses Taught
MARB 400: Biology of Marine Mammals
MARB 403: Cetacean Behavior and Behavioral Ecology
MARB 404: Behavioral Ecology of Marine Mammals and Seabirds of New Zealand
MARB 407: Research and Conservation in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece: Dolphins, Fisheries, and Cultural Heritage
MARB 689: Special Topics, Evolutionary Biology

Würsig, B. and M. Würsig. 2010, Dusky Dolphins: Master Acrobats off Different Shores. Academic/Elsevier Press, London, UK. 441 pp.

Perrin, W.F., B. Würsig, and J.G.M. Thewissen. 2009, Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Ed. 2. Academic/Elsevier Press, Amsterdam, NL. 1316 pp.

Gowans, S., B. Würsig, and L. Karczmarski. 2008, The social structure and strategies of delphinids: Predictions based on an ecological framework. Advances in Marine Biology 53:195-293.

Gailey, G., B. Würsig, and T.L. McDonald. 2007, Abundance, behavior, and movement patterns of western gray whales in relation to a 3-D seismic survey, Northeast Sakhalin Island, Russia. Env. Monit. and Assess. 134:75-91.

Würsig, B., N. Duprey, and J. Weir. 2007, Dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) off Kaikoura New Zealand: Present knowledge and goals for the future. DOC Science and Technical Publications, Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand. 28 pp.