Last week, NDP reunited with colleagues from his postdoctoral days at the University of British Columbia at the 2012 meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in Charleston, South Carolina. The group includes his postdoc advisor, Bob Shadwick, long-time colleague Jeremy Goldbogen, and parachute physicist extraordinaire Jean Potvin. Previously, the gang (known to one another as GPPS) had last met at the 2009 Society of Marine Mammalogy meeting in Québec City, about an hour south of where Jean grew up, and a train ride north from where Nick grew up.
Since that time, the team (along with many other collaborators) have published a bevy of papers on the biomechanics of lunge-feeding in rorqual whales (a group known as Balaenopteridae), using datasets from morphology, animal-bourne recording devices, and theoretical contributions as well. Check out Jer's website for more.
At SICB 2012, our group had 2 talks and a poster, presenting our most recent findings. We hope to share more news about collaborative group's findings as our results move through to publication. Stay tuned!