Sue Moore

Research Scientist
NOAA/NMFS Office of Science & Technology

Dr. Sue Moore is a senior scientist with the U.S. NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology and an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, in Biology and the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. She has 37 years of research experience focused on the ecology, bioacoustics, and natural history of whales and dolphins, with most of her work directed toward cetaceans in the Pacific Arctic region. Sue received a BA in Biology from the University of California, San Diego, a MS in Biology from San Diego State University, and a PhD in Biological Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with a dissertation entitled Cetacean Habitats in the Alaskan Arctic.

Sue has served the Director of the NOAA National Marine Mammal Laboratory, as Chairof the Environmental Concerns Working Group of the International Whaling Commission(IWC) Scientific Committee and currently serves on various science advisory panels including the U. S. Marine Mammal Commission (MMC). Her work with the IWC and the MMC has included evaluation of the influence of oceanographic variability on humpback and right whales in the South Atlantic, especially waters offshore South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.


Recent Publications include:

Moore, S.E. 2016. Is it ‘boom times’ for baleen whales in the Pacific Arctic region. Biology Letters 12: 20160251,

Moore, S.E., P.J. Stabeno, J.M. Grebmeier and S.R. Okkonen. 2016. The Arctic Marine Pulses Model: linking annual oceanographic processes to contiguous ecological domains in the Pacific Arctic. Deep-Sea Research II,

Moore, S.E. and F.M.D. Gulland. 2014. Linking marine mammal health and ecology in the ‘New Normal’ Arctic. Ocean and Coastal Management 102: 55-57.

Moore, S.E., R.R. Reeves, B.L. Southall, T.J. Ragen, R.S. Suydam and C.W. Clark. 2012. Marine mammals and anthropogenic sound in a rapidly changing Arctic. BioScience 62(3): 289-295.

Moore, S.E., K.M. Stafford, H. Melling, C. Berchok, Øystein Wiig, K.M. Kovacs, C. Lyderson and J.Richter-Menge. 2012. Comparing marine mammal acoustic habitats in Atlantic and Pacific sectors of the High Arctic: year-long records from Fram Strait and the Chukchi Plateau. Polar Biology doi 10.1007.