Professor Sean K. Todd, Ph.D.

Professor Sean K. Todd
  • College of the Atlantic
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
We should save the ocean because it is our ethical responsibility–because we can; and because if we do, the ocean will likely save us.

Sean K. Todd holds the Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Professor Todd received a Joint Honours undergraduate degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography from Bangor University in the United Kingdom and his master’s and doctoral degrees in Biopsychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He joined the College of the Atlantic as a faculty member in Biology & Marine Mammals and became the inaugural holder of the Steven K. Katona Chair in Marine Sciences in 2006. That same year, he also became director of Allied Whale, the college’s marine mammal research program, which includes the Marine Mammal Stranding Response Program, one of two programs responsible for stranding response in Maine.

Professor Todd’s marine mammal research interests include foraging ecology, population studies, bioacoustics, and fishery interactions. He has authored or coauthored a variety of peer-reviewed papers for journals including the Canadian Journal of Zoology, Marine Mammal Science, the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, and Marine Policy. He has also completed several invited chapters for books, and his work has been featured on BBC, CBC, PBS, NPR, and Scientific American Frontiers.

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  1. Life in the World's Oceans

    Life in the World's Oceans

    Sean K. Todd
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    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    The Great Courses teams with the Smithsonian to produce a vivid exploration of life in the world’s oceans with Professor Sean K. Todd of the College of the Atlantic. From the beginning of life on Earth to the state of our oceans today, you’ll learn about the latest research on marine-mammal intelligence and communication, bioluminescence, exploration of the ocean floor, the Smithsonian’s own cutting-edge...
  2. (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & Polar Explorations Set

    (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & Polar Explorations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Get insight into unknown realms with this two-course set created in partnership with the Smithsonian. Better understand and appreciate the magnificence of underwater world with Life in the World's Oceans. Then, travel to the polar regions on an exquisite visual journey in Polar Explorations.
  3. (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & Oceanography Set

    (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & Oceanography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $759.90 $654.90$759.90
    Explore the astounding beauty of life in the world’s oceans with this majestic two-course set. Life in the World's Oceans unlocks the mysteries under the sea, while Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness takes you from the tidal zones to the deepest points on the ocean floor.
  4. (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & A New History of Life Set

    (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & A New History of Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $759.90 $654.90$759.90
    Discover Earth like you’ve never seen it before with this two-course set. Get to know the all the wonders that call the seas home in Life in the World's Oceans. Then, learn the history of life in a dramatic new way with this fascinating course that draws upon biology, earth science, and other disciplines to explain life’s mysterious origins with A New History of Life.
  5. (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & Zoology Set

    (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & Zoology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Enjoy this two-course set created in partnership with the Smithsonian that takes you to the wildest parts of the world. Life in the World's Oceans explores the miraculous beauty of life in the Earth’s largest habitat and Zoology: Understanding the Animal World reveals the scientific marvels of animal life on our planet.
  6. (Set) The Scientific Wonder of Birds & Life in the World's Oceans Set

    (Set) The Scientific Wonder of Birds & Life in the World's Oceans

    Sean K. Todd
    Starting at $504.90 Starting at $504.90 $584.90 $504.90$584.90
    Experience the marvels of our natural world from land to sea with this two-course set. Start with a thrilling journey into the amazing physiology, biology, behavior, and intelligence of birds in The Scientific Wonder of Birds. Then, learn about the latest research on marine mammal intelligence and communication, bioluminescence, exploration of the ocean floor, and more with Life in the World's Oceans.
  7. (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & Introduction to Paleontology Set

    (Set) Life in the World's Oceans & Introduction to Paleontology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Get a deeper understanding of the what’s around you with this two-course set created in partnership with the Smithsonian. Better understand and appreciate the magnificence of underwater world with Life in the World's Oceans. Then, explore the latest paleontological discoveries and what they reveal about life on Earth with Introduction to Paleontology.
  8. What Darwin Didn't Know & Life in the World's Oceans Set

    What Darwin Didn't Know & Life in the World's Oceans

    Sean K. Todd
    Starting at $569.90 Starting at $569.90 $654.90 $569.90$654.90
    Explore our big history from where we started in the oceans to what we are today. Discover how the ocean’s inhabitants closely resemble ones from centuries ago with Life in the World’s Oceans. Then, understand how we discovered our own past and our relationship to these creatures with What Darwin Didn't Know: The Modern Science of Evolution.