Lee Sheppard

Image Sheppard, Lee
Aquatic Science Biologist III
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

Lee Sheppard joined the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in 2010, as a technician conducting oceanographic and habitat studies near finfish aquaculture farms on the Newfoundland south coast. In 2013, he worked with the Centre for Science Advice office in St. John’s, NL for a short period of time before transitioning to the Marine Mammal Section.  Lee is involved in all aspects of field and laboratory duties. As a technician, harp and hooded seals were the main species of interest where he was involved in the reproductive sample analysis and coordination of the section's extensive seal sample collection program that involves sealers and fishers around Newfoundland and Labrador.  Since becoming an Aquatic Sciences Biologist, Lee's main focus has been passive acoustic monitoring of marine biotic and abiotic sound sources as well as leatherback sea turtle population dynamics and ecology.    

Education and awards

M.Sc. Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

B.Sc. Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL