10/09 – present MARINE MAMMAL BIOLOGIST
US Navy SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC-PAC)
San Diego, CA
Marine mammal expert for the Navy's Natural Resources and Environmental Compliance
Branch of SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific. Primary job responsibility is to act as Navy
representative and liaison on a five-year, multi-faceted, collaborative marine mammal
Behavioral Response Studies (BRS) research project in the Southern California Bight.
Research is a continuation of previous controlled exposure experiments (CEEs) that
stems from the critical need to obtain information on behavioral responses of beaked
whales and other species sensitive to military sonar. Job duties are to ensure fleet
compliance with marine mammal legal obligations and the Navy's "at sea" policies;
manage, prepare and edit complex documents; organize and participate in special
environmental research and monitoring studies and public outreach efforts; develop
marine resources monitoring and mitigation measures; coordinate proposals with
agencies and the public; and develop solutions to resolve conflicts.
04/08 – 09/09 MARINE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST - BIOLOGIST
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific (NAVFAC PAC)
Pearl Harbor, HI
01/92 – present LORI MAZZUCA PHOTOGRAPHY & RESEARCH PROJECT MNGR
Pacific Rim Projects: Marine Research – Education – Media
Kailua Kona, HI
07/97 – 04/08 MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH – PROJECT MANAGER Marine Mammal Research Consultants, Inc. Honolulu, HI
04/02 – 12/05 RESEARCH FISHERIES BIOLOGIST
NOAA Fisheries – Alaska Fisheries Science Center
National Marine Mammal Laboratory Duty Stations: Kodiak, AK and Seward, AK
08/99 – 10/01 MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH – SHIPBOARD SURVEYS NOAA Fisheries – National Marine Mammal Laboratory Seattle, WA
04/01 – 07/01 U.S. NAVY SHIP-SHOCK TRIAL ANIMAL MITIGATION
New England Aquarium Fernandina Beach, FL
07/00 – 12/00 GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT
Univ. of Washington School of Ocean & Fishery Sciences Seattle, WA
11/98 – 04/99 MARINE MAMMAL RESEARCH OBSERVER– AERIAL SURVEYS Georgia Department of Land and Natural Resources Brunswick, GA
11/95 – 09/98 MARINE WILDLIFE NATURALIST AND CRUISE DIRECTOR
Hawai’i Wildlife Fund / Royal Hawaiian Cruises Honolulu, HI and Lahaina, Maui, HI
08/93 – 10/98 GRADUATE RESEARCH AND TEACHING ASSISTANT University of Hawaii, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology Honolulu, HI
2001Master of Marine Affairs University of Washington
1997Graduate Ocean Policy Certificate University of Hawaii at Manoa
1986Master of Arts – Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
University of Northern Colorado
1984Bachelor of Science – Rehabilitation and Related Human Services University of Northern Colorado
2006 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training 2006 CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer 2006 Automated External Defibrillation (AED) 2006 Oxygen Administration 1997 PADI Medic First Aid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1994PADI Advanced Open Water Diver 1989 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Santa Barbara City College 1988Fighter I & II Certificates, Alan Hancock College Fire Academy
Gosho, M., P. Gearin, R. Jenkinson, J. Laake, L. Mazzuca, D. Kubiak, J. Calambokidis, W. Megill, B. Gisborne, D. Goley, C. Tombach, J. Darling and V. Deecke. 2010. Research on Gray whales off Kodiak Island from 2002-2005. International Whaling Committee Report (Currently in review for publication).
Andrews, R. D., C.O. Matkin, L. Mazzuca. 2005. Satellite tags and attachment techniques for killer whales. Society of Marine Mammalogy Conference Abstract (Unpublished)
Matkin, C.O., J. Maniscalco, D. Maldini. E. Saulitis, L. Mazzuca. 2005. Specialists or Generalists? Population-specific variation in the foraging ecology of transient killer whales in Alaska. Society of Marine Mammalogy Conference Abstract (Unpublished)
Maldini, D., L. Mazzuca, S. Atkinson. 2003. Odontocete stranding patterns in the main Hawaiian Islands (1937-2002): How do they compare with live animals surveys? Pacific Science 59(1):55-68.
Mazzuca, L. 2001. Potential effects of low-frequency sound (LFS) from commercial vessel on large whales. Masters Thesis. (Unpublished)
Moore, S.E, J.M. Waite, L.L. Mazzuca, and R.C. Hobbs. 2000. Provisional estimates of mysticete whale abundance on the Central Bering Sea Shelf. Presented at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting in Sydney, Australia, June 2000.
Mazzuca, L.L., and J.M. Waite. (with contributions from R. Hobbs, K. Laidre and S.E. Moore). 1999. Cetacean distribution and abundance in the Bering Sea: 1999 NOAA Ship Miller Freeman Cruise Report, Leg 2.