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.