Leila Hatch, Ph.D.

Marine Ecologist, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, NOAA

Leila is a marine ecologist with the Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay.  This area has experienced dramatic increases in shipping and she studies how low frequency noise emitted by large ships and other vessels impacts marine mammals who also rely on low frequency signals for communication, foraging, navigating and caring for their young.