chief scientist, Whale Center of New England
Mason has been the Executive Director of WCNE since 1980; he is also the head naturalist at Capt. Bill and Son's Whale Watch, the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the American Cetacean Society, the Chair of Massachusetts Coastal Advocacy Network, a member of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, and a technical advisor to New England's Large Whale Recovery Team. He has published many articles, both popular and scientific, about the whales of New England. He is the primary captain of our research vessel, Mysticete. He holds a B.S. in Zoology from Cornell University.