Gayle Kraus

Dr. Gayle Kraus teaches Marine Mammals and Pelagic Birds, Oceanography, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, Ornithology, Skeletal Preparation, General Ecology, and occasional special topics in wildlife rehabilitation at University of Maine/Machias. Gayle and her students participate in the Marine Mammal Stranding Network involving whales, dolphins, and seals. She and her students maintain fresh and saltwater aquaria; have started culturing corals; and monitor local zooplankton communities, amphibians, and toxic algae. She is a compiler for Audubon Christmas Bird Count and incorporates censusing techniques into her work. She and her students have built and maintain two labyrinth gardens.