Biology of Marine MammalsSemester Course

Biology of Marine Mammals, elective course at DIS Copenhagen
Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Environmental Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

A comparative study of marine mammal anatomy, morphology, physiology, life history and behavior, and adaptation to marine existence. The course includes the study of the effect of human activities on marine mammals with special reference to Northern European waters.


Hanne Strager

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Marine mammal biologist (M. sc.), author and science writer. She is a co-founder of The Whale Center in Andenes, Norway and is currently involved in the establishment of a whale museum in Norway. Her research interests are population dynamics, movements and migration and life history parameters of killer whales.  She has been the director of Exhibitions and Public Engagement at the Natural History Museum of Denmark during 2003-2016. With DIS from 1996-2003 and again from 2017.