Written by Gabrielle Little
Willimantic, Conn. - John Mandelman, research scientist at the New England Aquarium, will speak at Eastern's University Hour Series from 3 to 4 p. m. on Oct. 5 in Room 104 of the Science Building. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Mandelman will discuss "Marine Bycatch," his research on threats to marine species, including human-induced threats to sharks and their survival.
Mandelman's core expertise incorporates the physiological responses to anthropogenic stressors in elasmobranch fishes, sharks and sting rays. In addition, he studies the physiological status and viability of discarded elasmobranch bycatch in fishing operations and tactics to diminish the occurrence of captured elasmobranchs.