Ali Bayless is a marine mammal observer for the Falkor Student Cruise, as well as a videographer for the outreach efforts.  After graduating from the University of Hawaiii at Manoa in 2012 with an M.S. in zoology, she began working as a bioacoustic technician with the Cetacean Research Program at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.  Her research focuses on acoustic monitoring of the Hawaii-based tuna-target longline fishery to investigate interactions with false killer whales.  She is excited to be working with such an international crew onboard the Falkor.