New England Aquarium

Dr. Scott Kraus, Vice President for Research, is one of the leading experts on the biology of the North Atlantic right whale, and has extensive experience with his team at the Aquarium in building consensus among industry and scientists in achieving conservation outcomes. These include the relocation of shipping lanes away from sensitive whale habitats, and the development of practical “whale friendly” fishing methods. Staff Profile

Timothy Werner directs the Program in Marine Conservation Engineering at the Aquarium, as well as the Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction. He has directed living marine resource management programs in the US, the South Pacific, and Latin America, and holds graduate degrees in marine zoology and business management from Stanford University where he was a 2001 Sloan Fellow. Staff Profile

Kate McClellan joined the New England Aquarium's Consortium for Wildlife Bycatch Reduction as an Assistant Scientist in 2010. Ms McClellan has worked in both marine policy, on coastal and marine spatial planning, and in marine science, on the effectiveness of marine reserves for protecting reef fish and coral, lemon shark and sea turtle ecology, and coral reef health.  She has a master's degree in Coastal Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. New England Aquarium