Ramona Zeno, M.Sc.
Ramona began her scientific career on the Farallon islands in 1994 studying seabirds and marine mammals. She completed her bachelor's degree at U.C. Santa Cruz in Biology and her M.Sc. at Sonoma State University where she studied development of diving behavior in juvenile northern elephant seals. Ramona has also worked with the Point Reyes National Seashore studying the movement of elephant seals between breeding colonies. She joined the Farallon Institute to investigate krill distributions in the California Current using ten years of NOAA acoustic data. Areas where krill distributions are persistent across years are likely to also be important areas for a suite of other marine organisms, such as salmon and whales, which depend on krill as a key prey resource.