Wendy Noke Durden MS

Research Scientist


Major Research Areas

Marine Mammal Conservation, Fishery Interactions and Population Biology


  • M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Central Florida B.S.,
  • Biological Sciences, University of Central Florida B.S.,
  • Psychology, University of Central Florida

Current Research

Marine Mammal Rescue

Wendy came to the Institute in 2000 after completing her master’s degree in biology. Wendy co-directs the HSWRI Marine Mammal Stranding Program in Florida. Her research has focused on marine mammal strandings, marine mammal fishery interactions, and the population biology of Indian River Lagoon dolphins. Currently she is conducting the first comprehensive and most extensive aerial surveys in order to determine an accurate population size for this dolphin population.

Selected Publications

Noke, W. Interactions between the Indian River Lagoon blue crab fishery and the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Marine Mammal Science, 18: 819-832. 2002.

Noke, W. The association of echeneids with bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA. Aquatic Mammals. 2002.


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