Welcome to our very first Harborside Chat with New England Aquarium President and CEO Vikki Spruill.

Each month, Vikki will sit down for a casual conversation with a member of our team to learn about their work and how that work reinforces our mission to protect the blue planet.

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New England Aquarium President and CEO Vikki Spruill and Senior Scientist at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life Nick Whitney

This month, she invited Dr. Nick Whitney, Senior Scientist at our Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life and Chair of the Fisheries Science and Emerging Technologies (FSET) Program, to pull up a chair and talk about his research with sharks, what drew him to the New England Aquarium, some unexpected challenges he faces in his work, and about long-term monitoring projects to track changes in our warming oceans. 

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Harborside Chat with Vikki Spruill: November 2018

More about Nick’s Research

Scientists at the Anderson Cabot Center are using cutting-edge technology to investigate critical fisheries issues and providing resource managers with the information they need to improve species, fisheries, and ecosystem management. The FSET Program delivers the scientific data that fisheries managers and conservation leaders need to make responsible and informed decisions about some of the oceans’ most ecologically and economically important species.