Dr. Maria Maust-Mohl is an assistant professor of psychology and animal behavior at Manhattan College, in Riverdale, NY. Maria earned a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology from Columbia University and PhD in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her dissertation focused on the behavior and acoustic signals of hippopotamus and the evolutionary relationship between dolphins and hippos. Maria has vast experience in the study of animal behavior and has published several papers on dolphins, giraffes, hippos, birds, and manatees. Her current work involves examining the behavior and acoustics of spotted and bottlenose dolphins off Bimini, Bahamas.