Systems in Balance: Seals and Sharks in New England

A  webinar with SSC Marine Mammal Rescue, Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, and NOAA Fisheries.

Seals and sharks play very important roles in our Blue Planet, as mesopredators, apex predators and early indicator species, but they were nearly extirpated in our local waters. Since protections were put into place, these animals have begun to rebound and are more visible on our coast; a true conservation success story!

In this webinar, you’ll learn about safe marine mammal viewing, what are prey to sharks (other than seals), and what other species marine mammal rescue organizations respond to. You will also find out how seasonal trends are identified and learn about the newly deployed acoustic detection buoys in New Hampshire.



Ashley Stokes
Seacoast Science Center
Marine Mammal Rescue Manager

Kristen Kibblehouse
Community Engagement Manager
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy

Ainsley Smith
Regional Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator
Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office
Office of Protected Resources
NOAA Fisheries














This webinar was broadcast live on November 10, 2020.


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Photograph by Ron Watson

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