M. Gayle Kraus
M. Gayle Kraus
Professor of Marine Ecology
B.A., M.A., Hofstra University
Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

M. Gayle Kraus

Title: Professor of Marine Ecology

Phone: 255-1261

E-Mail: gkraus@maine.edu

Office Hours: Click here for PDF

Courses I Commonly Teach

  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Mammals and Pelagic Birds
  • Ichthyology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ornithology
  • General Ecology
  • Various Special Topics such as Avian Rehabilitation
  • Skeletal Preparation of Marine Mammals

Student-based Activities I Direct Include:

*We participate in the Marine Mammal Strandings.

  • Harbor Seal Pup Rescue   (image)
  • Ice Seal Assessment (image)
  • Marine Mammal Necropsies (image)

*Building Labyrinth Gardens

  • Labyrinth in the woods behind Torrey Hall was built by volunteers in the Fall of 2005, based on a 2000 year-old design from Greece.    
  • Flower Labyrinth was built in the Fall of 2006, by students in a class, Gardens in Our Lives, on Campus Hill on the original site of the O'Brien House. This design is based on the inner seven circuits of the 800 year-old labyrinth at Chartres, France.


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