Dr. Jack Terhune is known for his research on communication and behaviour of marine mammals with particular emphasis on underwater communication of
seals. His current research projects include examining aspects of harp and Weddell seal vocalizations to reduce masking effects of background noises (including the calls of other seals). His other studies examine influences of underwater sounds from acoustic harassment devices used at aquaculture cage sites on the behaviour and distribution of seals and harbour porpoises in the Bay of Fundy. Jack is also honored within his community at the University of New Brunswick, where his has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award for service as chair of the Biology Department and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies.