Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
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Visiting Scientist
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Dr. Fleur Visser

Visiting Scientist


Whale and dolphin social and foraging ecology, impacts of anthropogenic stressors


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Key publications

Please find my list of publications at the bottom of this webpage or on GoogleScholar.


Professional education



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Linked news

Thursday 01 April 2021
Whales dive deep for profitable prey
'Reconstruction of deep-sea squid communities reveals profitable hunting zones for extreme-diving whales.' An international research team has investigated why dolphins and whales perform record-breaking dives to several kilometres deep. For the…
Thursday 12 December 2019
How did baleen whales become our planet’s giants?
Blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived on our planet. But why did blue whales and their close relatives, the baleen whales, evolve to be so huge while other animals did not? An international consortium that includes among its members…

Linked blogs

Friday 18 June 2021
NIOZ@SEA | Survey “Deep-sea prey community and hunting whales” 64PE488
A team of 5 scientists (led by PI Dr Fleur Visser (NIOZ, UvA)) embarked on R.V. Pelagia for 6 days and 5 nights off the island of Terceira in the Azores to further extend our knowledge of deep-sea prey, hunted by deep-sea specialist whale predators…

NIOZ publications

  • 2020
    Kok, A.C.M.; van Kolfshoten, L.; Campbell, J.A.; von Benda-Beckmann, A.M.; Miller, P.J.O.; Slabbekoorn, H.; Visser, F (2020). Diving apart together: call propagation in diving long-finned pilot whales. J. Exp. Biol. 223(10): jeb207878.
  • 2019
    Gough, W.T.; Segre, P.S.; Bierlich, K.C.; Cade, D.E.; Potvin, J.; Fish, F.E.; Dale, J.; di Clemente, J.; Friedlaender, A.S.; Johnston, D.W.; Kahane-Rapport, S.R.; Kennedy, J.; Long, J.H.; Oudejans, M.; Penry, G.; Savoca, M.S.; Simon, M.; Videsen, S.K.A.; Visser, F.; Wiley, D.N.; Goldbogen, J.A. (2019). Scaling of swimming performance in baleen whales. J. Exp. Biol. 222(20): jeb204172.