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Larry Hobbs

Larry Hobbs

For 30 years, Larry Hobbs has led numerous Smithsonian Journeys to the Baja California region as well as other fascinating marine environments, including Antarctica, the Northwest Passage, Hudson Bay, Greenland, Alaska, the Amazon, and Iceland. As a marine mammal biologist, Larry has served as director for the marine mammal tagging division for the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce, and he was a principal research scientist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory. For many years his research focused primarily on the California gray whale, studying their behavior, natural history, and population dynamics.