Dr. Beth Phelan

Chief, Fisheries Habitat Branch

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Professional History

Beth has been a research fishery biologist at the Howard Marine Sciences Lab at Sandy Hook since 1984 and a supervisor since 2007. She has conducted field and laboratory research that focuses on a number of species from the Mid-Atlantic (summer and winter flounder, bluefish, striped bass, black sea bass, tautog, skate, goosefish, and American lobster). Of particular interest are: fish habitat and behavior as influenced by natural and anthropogenic variability. Currently involved in ocean acidification impacts on fishery resources.