John O'Sullivan

John B. O’Sullivan is the Curator of Field Operations, Manager of the Aquarium’s White Shark Project and a senior collector at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He has been collecting marine animals and plants for over 24 years, first at Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Aquarium and Marine Biology Research Division and then for the last two decades at the Aquarium. John helped develop and test the satellite tag insertion location on captive mola along with Heidi Dewar back in 1999 and has been a driving force in the tagging of mola in California. In addition to being a founding member of the mola tag team, John conducts research on white sharks, oceanic white-tip sharks, cookie-cutter sharks, manta rays and mobulids.

White shark research

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