15-Canada-Jeff-Gallant

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 of sharks; and shark behavior. He is currently conducting research on the Greenland shark as a postgraduate student (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières). Mr. Gallant is also co-director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (www.geerg.ca) and Executive-at-Large of the Canadian Association for Underwater Science (CAUS). He has led research and training expeditions around the world, trained as an aquanaut in Romania (1995), and was Chief Diver of the Quebec Aquarium. An award-winning underwater photographer and videographer, he is also the author of the internationally-acclaimed Diving Almanac and Book of Records, a contributing editor of Vancouver-based DIVER Magazine since 1997, and contributes to dive publications, books, and television and film documentaries on sharks and diving, including Discovery Channel, History Channel, CBC, Radio-Canada, TV5, TVA, TQS, LCN and Télé-Québec. Mr. Gallant lives in Drummondville, Quebec, where he also teaches at the local CEGEP (university prep).