Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dr. Michael Moore is a Senior Research Specialist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Dr. Moore is a veterinarian by training and his research focus has centered on the forensic analysis of dead cetaceans, including entangled large whales. He has been involved in veterinary assessments of health-compromised large whales and has been instrumental in developing tools to deploy antibiotics into free swimming large whales. His veterinarian degree is from the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, and his Ph.D.

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Consultant

Hank McKenna is a mechanical engineer specializing in the design, manufacture, and use of commercial ropes and rope technologies, including maritime applications. Mr. McKenna is the former Chairman of the Cordage Institute's Technical Committee, and the retired President of Tension Technology International, a position he held for 20 years. He is an active consultant to manufacturers and users of synthetic fiber ropes and cables, and has worked with the State of Massachusetts' Division of Marine Fisheries and with NEAq on bycatch related projects.

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Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

Scott Landry is the Director of the Whale Rescue Team at Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS). Mr. Landry has been working at PCCS as part of the Rescue Team for the past seven years. In addition to being a part of disentangling efforts, his primary role has been to carefully document the details of each large whale entanglement event on the PCCS website.

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Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium

Amy Knowlton is a Research Scientist at the New England Aquarium. Ms. Knowlton has been studying North Atlantic right whales since 1983 and is closely involved with all aspects of right whale research, including, photo-identification, field surveys, and documentation of human impacts. Ms.

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Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Stephen Kajiura is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. His area of expertise is the sensory biology of sharks and rays with an emphasis on the electrosensory system.  Dr. Kajiura has conducted research for various agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

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Duke University and BelleQuant Engineering

Dr. Laurens Howle is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University.  Dr. Howle's research interests include the disciplines of thermal science, fluid dynamics, and nonlinear dynamics.  He has created 3-D rendering of cetacean flippers to study the forces experienced by flippers during movement.  He is currently creating a 3-D model of North Atlantic right whales to be used to simulate interactions with fishing gear. Dr. Howle received his Ph.D. from Duke University.

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Kean University

Dr. Jeffry I. Fasick is an Assistant Professor of Biology in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at Kean University.  Dr. Fasick was trained at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, to study the visual pigments of the vertebrate retina, focusing on marine mammals.  He did his postdoctoral work at Brandeis University studying the vertebrate short-wavelength sensitive cone visual pigments and the molecular mechanisms associated with wavelength modulation.

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