Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Ecosystem Processes Division
Oceanography Branch
Personnel Pages

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Harvey J. Walsh, Fishery Biologist, works in the Oceanography Branch conducting research on large-scale ichthyoplankton studies. Duties include: performing analyses on data in support of Branch research priorities, participation in oceanographic cruises, staffing of employees and volunteers for Branch field work, tracking plankton sample shipping, receiving, and sorting and identification status of Branch samples, and maintaining Branch sample storage.

His research interest include:

  • Fisheries ecology and oceanography
  • Physical and biological processes that affect larval transport, larval ingress, and recruitment variability
  • Life history information to aid fisheries management including distribution and abundance, habitat use, trophic interactions, and growth and survival
  • Use of otoliths to address fisheries ecology interests: aging of larval and early juvenile fish, geochemistry analysis using laser probes and sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry


  • M.S. Zoology- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2007
  • B.S. Aquatic Biology- St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 1991

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Phone: 401-782-3313