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Research TechnicianKraus Marine Mammal Conservation Program, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life
BS, Natural Resource Conservation, Wildlife and Ecology Concentration, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
Shelby Vance is working on curating and maintaining the Right Whale Photo-Identification Catalog and assessing each whale for anthropogenic scarring events. She first came to the New England Aquarium in 2016 as a volunteer angler for a groundfish study and, since then, has studied climate change and sharks, sampled tuna, and practiced outreach to the general public.