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Jaelyn Leslie

  • Jaelyn Leslie Headshot NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Master's Fellow 
    M.S., Marine Science
    Hampton University


    Jaelyn Leslie received her BS in Marine and Environmental Science from Hampton University. During her undergraduate career, she conducted research with Drs. Carolina Lewallen, HU, and Tara Cox, SSU, investigating the impact of environmental toxins on male dolphins in Savannah, GA. Her MS research will be conducted with Dr. Carolina Lewallen, at HU, investigating the prevalence of dolphin standings on the Virginia coast.


    NERTO Project Title: Assessing the mass and body condition of leopard and fur seals using aerial images

    NERTO Mentor: Dr. Douglas Krause

    Academic Advisor: Dr. Carolina Lewallen


    Publications/Presentations

    1. Jaelyn Leslie1, Susan G. Barco2, Alexander Costidis2, Tunde Adebola1, Carolina Bonin Lewallen1. (2018). The potential long-term impact of the 2013 morbillivirus outbreak in common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) strandings in Virginia. Presented at Hampton University School of Science Symposium, Hampton University, VA, April, 2021. Virtual Poster Presentation


  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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