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BA, University of Wisconsin, 1982
Marilyn Marx began her career in right whale research in 1985 at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, where she analyzed habitat use in Cape Cod Bay and later became the photo-ID coordinator. In 1994, she joined the New England Aquarium’s Right Whale Research Program. She is involved with the curation and maintenance of the North Atlantic Right Whale Catalog and is responsible for reviewing all images of catalogued whales for evidence of anthropogenic scarring.
Marilyn also manages the Right Whale Sponsorship Program and is editor of its newsletter, Right Whale Research News. She has been an observer aboard hundreds of vessel and aerial surveys and has participated in large whale research projects in Canada, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, and the Dominican Republic.
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