Scientists & Scholars


Dave Anderson is a Coast Guard licensed captain, marine naturalist, filmmaker, photographer,
author, and conservationist. He has owned and operated Capt. Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari
since 1995. Dave is an expert on cetacean biology and has studied the life cycles of dolphins and whales
for more than 20 years. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and the Travel Channel. His internationally-acclaimed documentary “Wild Dolphins & Whales of Southern California” has received numerous international awards.


Stephen Dunbar is an Associate Professor of Biology at Loma Linda University. He earned his PhD in marine biology from Central Queensland University in Australia. Steve is published in several journals. His research interests include tropical marine ecophysiology, coral reef conservation, and marine invertebrate/ vertebrate physiology and ecology. Steve’s current research focuses on the life cycles and migration patterns of hawksbill and green sea turtles in Honduras.


Glenn Gately is a fishery biologist at the Jefferson County Conservation District in Port Hadlock, WA. He earned degrees in zoology and wildlife management from the University of Maine and the University of Vermont. Glenn worked as a biologist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service for more than a decade. He has done extensive research on the life cycle of the Pacific Salmon.


Paul Nelson is a philosopher of biology specializing in evolutionary developmental biology. Here earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1998 and is presently an Adjunct Professor in the M.A. Program in Science & Religion at Biola University. He has published articles in several journals including Biology & Philosophy and Zygon. Paul has studied cetacean biology and the behaviors of whales and dolphins.


Tim Standish is a researcher at the Geoscience Research Institute in Loma Linda, California where his work focuses on molecular biology. Standish earned his Ph.D. in environmental biology and public policy from George Mason University. He studies marine organisms and the molecular basis of animal behavior.


Richard Sternberg is a research scientist at the Biologic Institute and a research collaborator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. He is an evolutionary biologist with interests in the relation between genes and morphological homologies, and the nature of genomic information. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology (Molecular Evolution) from Florida International University and a Ph.D. in Systems Science (Theoretical Biology) from Binghamton University. Sternberg has studied cetacean biology for more than 15 years. He lectures frequently on the on the inadequacy of the Darwinian model for whale evolution.