First Name   Barbara
Last Name   Block
University or Association   Stanford University
City, State   Stanford , CA
Position Charles & Elizabeth Prothro Professor in Marine Sciences
Insitution of Highest Degree Duke University; Ph.D.
Phone   work 831.655 6236
Expertise Sector Living Marine Resources
Area of Expertise Marine Physiology
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Expertise Profile

Dr. Block’s research focuses on how large pelagic fishes utilize the open ocean environment. She investigates the physiology of how large fish utilize endothermy, cardiac physiology and swimming performance. She utilizes biologging and telemetry to study tunas, sharks and billfish in the open ocean. She established the Tuna Research and Conservation Center at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Stanford University. Dr. Block leads two programs that have tagged thousands of animals to examine the ecological physiology, habitat utilization and oceanic migrations:Tag A Giant in the Atlantic, and Tagging of Pacific Pelagics in the Pacific Ocean.

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