Member since: April 24, 2012
I am a professional marine biologist and fish ecologist with over 25 years experience and have managed multi-disciplinary estuarine and fisheries programs for the National Marine Fisheries Service and University of Massachusetts. I am a recognized international leader in the development of passive acoustic technology applications to fisheries and marine exploration. My work appears in over 60 papers and reports and has been chronicled in local newspapers, National Public Radio, Discover Magazine, Science News for Kids, Scientific America Podcasts and many online blog sites. I have maintained a popular web site at http://www.fishecology.org since 1998 which is consistently ranked No. 1 in all major search engines for both “fish ecology” and “fish sounds”. I have passionately sought to educate both the scientific community and public on the importance of fish sounds and the development of new technologies to study the underwater soundscape. Unfortunately, much of my research on fish sounds is self-funded. I find it astounding that so little attention has been paid to such an important part of our natural world. For me, the study of fish sounds has all the allure of science – the opportunity to make exciting new discoveries pretty much anywhere you look. I am often the first person to hear a particular fish sound or to even drop a hydrophone into the water and listen in many habitats.
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