• David Rowat, Seychelles
    davidrowat
    © %author%
    David Rowat, Ph.D. is also chairman of the Marine Conservation Society, Seychelles, and initiated the Seychelles whale shark monitoring programme in 1996 with the assistance ...
  • Brad Norman, Australia
    14-Australia-Brad-Norman
    © %author%
    Brad Norman, Marie Levine and Alex Antoniou successfully lobbied for the Appendix II listing of the whale shark at CITES in 2002. Shortly afterwards, Dr. ...
  • Commander Arun Patil, India
    16-India-Arun-Patil
    © %author%
    Commander Arun Patil earned a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Aeronautics, and retired from the Indian Naval Aviation after 21 years of ...
  • Debbie Smith, South Africa
    debbiesmith
    © %author%
    Debbie Smith, a PADI MSDT Instructor, was instrumental in the complete setting up of top dive centers at upmarket resorts — from mapping and naming ...
  • Jeffrey Gallant, Canada
    15-Canada-Jeff-Gallant
    © %author%
    Jeffrey Gallant’s field of study includes the distribution of the Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, social and environmental impact of sport diving activities in the presence ...
  • Scott Stevens, Taiwan
    19-Taiwan-ScottStevens
    © %author%
    Scott Stevens received his MSc in Marine Resource Management from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, and has been working in fisheries management in the ...
  • Suzy Quasnichka, UK
    SuzyQuas
    © %author%
    Suzy Quasnichka, a marine biologist, has worked with whale sharks in Australia, Djibouti, India, Honduras, South Africa and Tanzania. While working for SRI in Australia, ...