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Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas Lupus)

The Authors

Niall O’Dea is an undergraduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland studying concurrently for a Bachelor of Science, Honours, in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.  His interest is in issues related to biodiversity and to species, and, more specifically, in how these amorphous concepts can be better understood, valuated, and quantified to achieve practical and critically important conservation objectives.  For the summer of 1999, and for the previous summer as well, his research was funded by an Undergraduate Research Award from Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).  In 2000, he was nominated a Rhodes Scholar and will continue his studies at Oxford University.

Richard Haedrich is an ichthyologist and biological oceanographer.  His degrees are from Harvard (A.B., 1961; A.M., 1963; Ph.D., 1966) where his Ph.D. thesis concerned the systematics and zoogeography of the stromateoid fishes.  He spent a year in Denmark as a Fulbright Fellow doing further systematic research, and then returned to a position as a research scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  In 1979, he left Woods Hole to join Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he has been a Professor in Biology and Ocean Sciences and was appointed recently to the rank of University Research Professor.  He is the author of over 120 publications, with recent topics focused on community changes in the fishery ecosystem of Newfoundland before, during and after its major collapse. With Nigel Merrett of the Natural History Museum, London, he is co-author of the 1997 book Deep-Sea Fish and Fisheries.

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