Santa Cruz Naturalist
How do elephant seals sleep? Part I

This week on Santa Cruz Naturalist we talk with Jessie Kendall-Bar, a Ph.D. student at UC Santa Cruz in the Ecology & Evolutionary biology department. She studies the neurophysiology of sleep in marine mammals, specializing in elephant seals.

Learn how Jessie researches elephant seal sleep and some of the differences between marine mammal and human sleep.

For more information about Jessie’s research and other projects, check out her website:

Tune in to KSQD 90.7 FM to listen live the week of September 7th: Tuesday 7:55am, Wednesday 3:55 pm, and Thursday 6:55pm.


Here’s Jessie in her natural habitat.