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WCU Biologist Wins Excellence in Science Communication Award

Frank Fish, biology, won the Award for Excellence in Science Communication of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) at the organization’s Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, held in San Francisco.

The award recognizes the best non-student poster and best non-student oral presentation that each demonstrate creative and effective communication techniques.

Fish presented the contributed paper "Measurement of hydrodynamic force generation by tail stands in dolphins using Bubble PIV." He co-authored the paper with Terrie Williams of the University of California Santa Cruz and Timothy Wei of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Also at the meeting, Fish presented an invited paper "Energetic cost of migration" at the workshop on Baleen Whale Migration.

Fish, who has taught at West Chester since 1980, manages the University's Liquid Life Laboratory and is also on the editorial board for SMM's journal Marine Mammal Science.