About me

Industry Science
Occupation marine biologist
Introduction As a marine biologist who concentrates on field studies, I spent the first six years of my career moving from field station to field station. This gave me the chance to work with a variety of species including: bottlenose dolphins, sea otters and of course, right whales! I had the pleasure of following the right whales from their winter feeding ground off Cape Cod, to their spring feeding ground offshore in the Great South Channel and finally to their summer feeding grounds in Canada in the Bay of Fundy and Roseway Basin. Over the years I have worked with two of the New England Aquarium's research programs. I began with the right whale research program and then spent two seasons with the Conservation Medicine program where I assisted Dr. Roz Rolland in a ground-breaking program that utilized highly trained scenting dogs to locate and collect right whale feces. Throughout the past year I have assisted with the analysis of identifying photographs and matching sightings of right whales to the catalog. The 2009 season looks to be an exciting one as we'll be exploring both the Bay of Fundy and Roseway Basin!