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Julek Chawarski

Julek first joined GMRI as an intern in the summer of 2016. That fall, he joined the organization full-time as a Research Technician. In this role, Julek works on several acoustics projects – applying his skill to both field work and data analysis. Through these projects, he explores key geographic regions in the Gulf of Maine, such as Casco Bay, and key species, including shrimp and herring.

Julek received a B.S. in Biology from George Washington University, and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Marine Biology at the University of Maine. His current research explores the effects of closed areas on Atlantic Cod, specifically the population located around Cashes Ledge.

Before Joining GMRI, Julek worked as a New England fisheries observer, where he was immersed in the region’s herring, groundfish, and lobster fisheries. He also has a background in environmental education, and worked as a river clerk on Maine’s Androscoggin River.

In his free time, you’re likely to find Julek out on the water, up on a mountain, or cooking something delicious over an open flame.