I am very interested in the inner workings of the marine mammal mind. Specifically, I study sleep and brain function in marine mammals. Sleep is necessary for survival, and for many essential functions such as energy conservation, metabolism, immune function, memory, and learning. Marine mammals must physiologically recharge while sleeping in an environment where they are vulnerable to natural and increasing anthropogenic stressors. In order to fully understand the effect of anthropogenic stressors on marine mammal populations, we must characterize the patterns, function, and sensitivity of sleep in these species.
Kendall-Bar, J.M., Mukhametov, L.M., Siegel, J.M., Lyamin, O.I. (2019). Eye state asymmetry during aquatic unihemispheric slow wave sleep in northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus). PLoS ONE 14(5): e0217025. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0217025.
Kendall-Bar, J. M., & Iyengar, V. K. (2017). Sexual selection by the seashore: the roles of body size and weaponry in mate choice and competition in the maritime earwig (Anisolabis maritima). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 71(1), 8.
Kendall-Bar, J. M., Weller, D. W., Fearnbach, H., Shane, S., Schorr, G. S., Falcone, E. A., ... & Barlow, J. (2016). Movement and Occurrence Patterns of Short-Finned Pilot Whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) in the Eastern North Pacific. Aquatic Mammals, 42(3), 300.
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TALK AT THE SF EXPLORATORIUM ON CARBON IN THE OCEAN
Here is a public talk I presented at the SF Exploratorium's After Dark: Everything Matters series. It explains how Calcium plays a vital role in helping sequester carbon from our atmosphere into the deep ocean.
CARBON SEQUESTRATION ANIMATION
This is an animation I created with my brother, Nicolas Kendall-Bar, which illustrates the Ocean's Biological Carbon Pump and how it functions to sequester carbon from our atmosphere into the deep ocean.
IN THE OPEN OCEAN
This is a short film I made documenting our cruise from San Diego to San Francisco. We measured the amount of carbon sinking in the ocean using automated, diving robots.
This next video, featuring my footage, was published by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to summarize our voyage.
TRAINING VIDEOS FOR
THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
Here are a series of videos I created during an internship at The Marine Mammal Center. The videos will be used in an educational program called the “Three R’s”, which tracks a patient’s journey through rescue and onto his or her release.