Andrew David Thaler, PhD, Editor-in-Chief
Andrew David Thaler is a deep-sea ecologist and population geneticist who studies the consequences of human impacts on the biodiversity and connectivity of deep-sea hydrothermal vents. His work includes integrating low-cost, open-source technology into research and conservation programs and empowering a community of citizen oceanographers through Oceanography for Everyone.
You can follow Andrew on Twitter @sfriedscientist.
David Shiffman, Senior Correspondent
David Shiffman is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Miami studying shark ecology conservation.
Amy Freitag, PhD, Senior Correspondent
Amy Freitag is a researcher in Virginia studying the many kinds of knowledge that exist about the ocean and how they might collectively help us protect it. She spends half her life studying the most charismatic of organisms – humans – and the marine resources on which they depend.
You can follow Amy on Twitter @bgrassbluecrab.
Chuck Bangley, Correspondent
Chuck is a former Rhode Islander attending grad school in North Carolina. Chuck combines his dual interests in sharks and seafood by researching the interactions between marine apex predators and fisheries, with a focus on U.S. fisheries management. He’s also endlessly amused by fish eating other fish.
You can follow Chuck on Twitter @SpinyDag.
Kersey Sturdivant, PhD, Correspondent
Kersey Sturdivant is a benthic ecologist at Duke University who studies focus on human influences on benthic ecosystems, with a special focus on marine ‘dead zones’. As the co-creator of Wormcam, a real-time ocean observing system, Kersey is also interested in using marine technology to increase human awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the marine environment.
You can follow Kersey on Twitter @WormCam.
Sarah Keartes, Correspondent
Sarah Keartes is a science blogger studying marine biology and journalism at the University of Oregon. A self-proclaimed Attenborough wannabe, and all-around shark junkie, she is dedicated to exploring new tools to promote ocean outreach through science communication, and online community building.
Chris Parsons PhD, Correspondent
Dr. Chris Parsons has been involved in whale and dolphin research for over two decades and has been involved in research projects in every continent except Antarctica. Dr. Parsons is an Associate Professor at George Mason University as well as the undergraduate coordinator for their environmental science program.
You can find Chris on twitter @CrakenMacCraic.
Michelle Jewell, Correspondent
Michelle is a zoologist, science blogger, and three-time karaoke champion. When not writing about new predator or climate related research, Michelle calls upon her high-school ska band skills to sing about science on her YouTube channel.
Lyndell M. Bade, Correspondent
Lyndell is a marine ecologist and educator based in Maine, where she is a laboratory instructor at Bates College. Her masters work focused on using genetic techniques to investigate the feeding ecology of cownose rays in North Carolina.
You can find Lyndell on Twitter @lyndellmbade.
Iris Kemp, Correspondent
Iris is a research ecologist at the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project. She is interested in determining the causes of variable growth and survival of Puget Sound salmon.
You can find Iris on Twitter @iriskemp.
Michael Bok, PhD, Correspondent
Michael Bok works on the visual ecology of the mantis shrimp., He is attempting to unravel the molecular and optical components in the eye that allow mantis shrimp to see five different colors of UV light, as well as the polarization angle of UV light waves.
You can follow Michael on Twitter @mikebok.