New England Aquarium

Dr. John Mandelman is presently a Research Scientist at the New England Aquarium, where he has resided in various capacities since 2001. Although he has several research focal areas, hi primary expertise involves the physiological responses to anthropogenic stressors in elasmobranch fishes, the sharks, rays and skates.  More specifically, his research interests include the physiological status and viability of discarded elasmobranch bycatch in fishing operations, and strategies to reduce the incidental capture of elasmobranchs in the first place. Dr.

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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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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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