The Cape Lab and the Center for Coastal Studies is partnering with researchers from several universities and federal, state, and private organizations to form the New England White Shark Research Consortium (NEWSRC).
The collaborators will use new and innovative technologies and research methods to study white sharks within the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Using the collective knowledge and resources of the group, the consortium will not only advance the current knowledge of the species but also enhance public education and safety within this region.
“The only way to truly understand the great white shark population is through direct collaboration between scientists, managers, and stakeholders throughout the region,” said Legare. “The combined expertise and experience of each institution is key to protecting this vulnerable species.”
NEWSRC includes scientists from Maine Department of Marine Resources, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, UMass Amherst, New England Aquarium, Sulikowski Shark and Fish Conservation Lab, University of Maine, The Atlantic Shark Institute, the NOAA Fisheries Apex Predators Program, New Hampshire Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
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