Nozomi Kobayashi 小林希実


Nozomi Kobayashi PhD specializes in the ecological study on whales and dolphins at the Research Center of the Okinawa Churashima Foundation. She used to live in Chichijima in Ogasawara and started her career as research scientist on humpback whales at the Ogasawara Marine Center. After three years in Ogasawara she obtained her PhD degree in Marine Science and began working as a zoological scientist at her present post. Her current focus is studying the sound communication of animals, especially among whales and dolphins. She hopes to have the chance to connect with local people as well as people all around the world by sharing the interesting stories of animals she has discovered throughout her study and her career.