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Dr. Demian Chapman
World-renowned shark expert brings global shark conservation and collaboration program to Mote. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is pleased to welcome Dr. Demian Chapman as Senior Scientist & the new Director of Center for Shark Research at Mote. As a Senior Scientist in Mote’s Research Division, he will also serve as the Manager for the Sharks & Rays Conservation Research Program, and hold the title of Perry W. Gilbert Chair in Shark Research. The previous program manager, Dr. Robert Hueter, has retired but remains involved with Mote as a Senior Scientist Emeritus. Dr. Chapman recently held the role of Associate Professor at Florida International University (FIU) in the Department of Biological Science, and most notably, was the lead scientist for the international initiative, Global FinPrint, the world’s largest-ever shark survey. At Mote, Chapman will build upon the lessons learned from FinPrint, as well as the legacy of Mote’s longstanding shark…