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Jean-François Gosselin began working on marine mammals in 1991 as part of an MSc project looking at parasites and diseases in seals in eastern Canada. He joined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 1993 as a biologist working on seals in Quebec region. He is a life member of the Society of Marine Mammalogy.
As a biologist, he has been involved in research on population dynamics, energetics, and foraging ecology of seals in the Canadian Arctic and in Atlantic Canada. Current work involves estimation of marine mammal abundance, distribution and habitat description in waters around Nunavik and Atlantic Canada. He is also involved in field and laboratory work on seal and cetacean ecology. He is a member of the animal care committee of the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute.
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