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Shoals Marine Laboratory at the New England Aquarium

  • New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)
Jennifer Seavey Executive Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory

Jennifer Seavey
Executive Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory

Please join newly appointed executive director of Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML), Jennifer Seavey at the New England Aquarium for an opportunity to learn how SML impacts marine conservation by preparing the next generation of scientists and conducting research. Every summer many alumni and their families travel to Appledore Island for this experience, now we are bringing SML to you! Children are welcomed to join us as many schools are closed in observance of Veterans’ Day. 

Registration fee includes admission to the aquarium and lunch. There is an optional behind-the-scenes guided tour for an additional fee.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014
2:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Lunch served at 12:30 p.m.; Presentation at 12:45 p.m.


New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA

  • Lower level of the West Wing Gallery

Getting There

  • MBTA: The Aquarium stop on the Blue Line, the State Street stop on the Orange line (8-minute walk), the Government Center stop on the Green line (10-minute walk), and the South Station stop on the Red line (10-15-minute walk). 
  • Parking: Information available here, including prices. 


  • $30 per person 12 and older; $20 per person age 3-11; no cost for those under 3. 
    • Price includes admission to the aquarium, lunch and soft drinks. 
  • $20 per person for behind the scenes guided tour (this is optional).

About Jennifer Seavey

Jennifer Seavey is an ecologist with a focus on ornithology, wildlife ecology, climate change, and conservation biology. She pursued her B.S. and M.S. in the Pacific Northwestern United States. She traveled extensively between each degree, participating in research programs across the country and internationally. She received her PhD from a joint program between Smith College and the University of Massachusetts. Her dissertation focused on the landscape ecology of piping plovers, an endangered shorebird on the barrier island system of New York State. After graduation she held two postdocs. The first at the University of Massachusetts focused on creating landscape models aimed at predicting regions of greatest conservation concern in Massachusetts. Her second post doc took her to the University of Florida, where she worked on coastal climate change impacts to wildlife species. Her research focused on changes to Gulf of Mexico oyster reefs resulting from freshwater reductions and other anthropogenic impacts. She also co-authored several papers on Florida State impacts from rising sea levels. From here, she was offered an Assistant Director position at Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory at the University of Florida. Here she taught many courses in coastal and marine ecology and conservation. Last spring, Jennifer took on the role as the Executive Director of Cornell’s (and the University of New Hampshire’s) Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island in Maine.