Bio

Ana Širović is a researcher at the Marine Physical Laboratory of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her primary research expertise lies in the area of marine bioacoustics. She focuses on the use of acoustic methods and technologies to promote a better understanding of highly exploited and endangered marine species such as marine mammals and commercially important fish species. Additionally, Dr. Širović is interested in ocean noise and the interactions between the noise and animals, specifically the effects anthropogenic activities have on marine organisms.

Dr. Širović was born and raised in Croatia, where she became fascinated by the sea. She holds a BA in creative studies with biology emphasis from the University of California Santa Barbara and a PhD in oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. After her PhD, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. David Demer at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Subsequently, she spent two and a half years as marine biology faculty at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska, before returning to Scripps in 2011.

Dr. Širović is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and the ASA Animal Bioacoustics Technical Committee, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, and the Oceanography Society. She has logged over a year of sea time, most of it in the Southern Ocean.