Ronald Goldberg

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Voices from the Science Centers


Voices from the Science Centers is an oral history initiative dedicated to documenting the institutional knowledge of fisheries scientists and administrators in the labs of NOAA’s Fisheries Science Centers.

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Ron Goldberg was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 2, 1952. He moved to New Jersey at the age of 11 where his love of the ocean and its' mysteries developed. He credits inspirational teachers in high school and college with cultivating his interest in marine science . He returned to Boston to study at Northeastern University. Through the University's co-op program, he worked for the EPA, the Northeastern Lab, and the Milford Laboratory. He was hired at Milford in 1975 and retired after 40 years in 2015. He now lives in Cheshire, Connecticut.

Interview contains discussions of: laboratory work on aquaculture, shellfish, hard shell clams, climate change, and collaboration with other scientists.

Ron Goldberg explains how he became involved in marine research at the Milford Laboratory and talks about his research with hard shell clams, aquaculture, climate change, and other observations in the scientific field.

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