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Peter Gawne

Assistant Curator
Animal Care, New England Aquarium


BS, Biology and Classics, Tufts University


Pete Gawne is an assistant curator in the Fishes Department at the New England Aquarium. He has over 20 years of animal care experience and currently oversees the Interactive Exhibits and Changing Exhibits teams. He contributes to project management, life support system design and construction, responsible and sustainable population management, and ambassador animal programs.  

Pete is also a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and a PADI-certified divemaster. He serves on both the Dive Control Board and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.



Behind the Scenes with Our Animal Care Team

At the Aquarium and in our Animal Care Center in Quincy, our team provides exceptional day-to-day support for the animals in our care, managing their diet, providing enrichment sessions, and much more.