Louis Herman, American marine biologist, Died at 86


Louis Herman was born on April 16, 1930, and died on August 2, 2016.

He was an American marine biologist.

Herman was a researcher of dolphin sensory abilities, dolphin cognition, and humpback whales.

Herman was a professor in the Department of Psychology and a cooperating faculty member of the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Louis Herman founded the Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory (KBMML) in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1970 to study bottlenose dolphin perception, cognition, and communication.

During 1975, he pioneered the scientific study of the annual winter migration of humpback whales into Hawaiian waters.

Along with Adam Pack, he founded The Dolphin Institute in 1993, a non-profit corporation dedicated to dolphins and whales through education, research, and conservation.

Herman served as a member of the Sanctuary Advisory Council for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

Louis was known to have published over 120 scientific paper.

He died due to bile duct cancer.

Louis Herman passed away at 86 years old.