Last summer, biochemistry junior Michele Collingsworth did research focused on fin whale calls detected in the waters off of North Carolina under the direction of Dr. Lynn Hodge.  Michele examined the rate at which fin whales produced two specific call types throughout the breeding season, as changes in production rate during this time might convey information on reproductive status. Michele presented her research at the 2015 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS) will just took place in Virginia Beach, VA.  This conference is a regional, student-oriented, scientific marine mammal meeting and Michele loved and benefitted from her experience.  Her trip was funded by the School of the Sciences.