Aleta Hohn

Location of Interview
Collection Name

NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories


Interviews with retired staff of NOAA Beaufort Lab, documenting their academic background, career path, research focus, and reflections on their work in the lab.  

Date of Interview
Principal Investigator
  • Raised in Maryland.
  • Received her Bachelor’s and Graduate degrees in the 1970s from the University of Maryland at College Park, the latter under Dr. Eugenie Clark.
  • While at College Park she volunteered at the Smithsonian and worked for Dr. Jim Meade, where she gained her love for marine mammals.
  • Employed at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center at La Jolla in 1980 where she was involved for ten years primarily with research on marine mammal-tuna fishery interactions.
  • Moved to the Office of Protected Resources at NMFS headquarters in Silver Spring in 1990.
  • Transferred to the Beaufort Laboratory in 1996; established the Lab’s Marine Mammal Program; was the Lab’s Director of Fisheries for several years.
  • Retired from the Beaufort Laboratory in 2021

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