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We strongly encourage all guests to purchase tickets before visiting to guarantee entry, as we sell out on weekends and during school vacation weeks.
The Shark and Ray Trust Family Touch Tank is under repair and currently closed. We apologize for any inconvenience.
PhD, Biology, Northeastern University, 2006
BA, Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1996
John Mandelman, PhD, is vice president and chief scientist of the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, the Aquarium’s solutions-based ocean research, policy, and technical advising institute. John has served at the Aquarium in various capacities since 2004. In collaboration with various colleagues around the globe, John’s scientific research has focused on better understanding and reducing negative effects of human-induced disturbances on vulnerable ocean species, including sharks in the North Atlantic. It has routinely been used to inform fisheries management, industry practices, and ocean policy.
In addition to his primary role at the New England Aquarium, John is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School of Marine Science and Technology, and the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
- Research Faculty, School of the Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries Oceanography, School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- Research Associate Faculty, Department of Marine Sciences, University of New England
Monitoring a Species
Through long-time collaborations, our Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life scientists study right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
New Study Finds Vessel Speed Restrictions Essential to Protecting Large Whales
Research recently published in the journal Biological Conservation reinforces the importance of speed limits for vessels.