Age: 55-65

Member since April 2016

Veterinarian, whale biologist, and conservationist.

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My background is in biology and veterinary medicine. I am a licensed veterinarian in good standing in the State of Florida. I have been a member of the faculty of the AQUAVET(TM) Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, which I helped establish, and was (founding) Director of the multicollegiate Institute of Biomedical Aquatic Studies of the University of Florida. My veterinary practice is restricted to large whales. It entails technical analysis, writing, and communication aimed at improved conservation of these species. As part of this work I have served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission and as a member of the Wildlife Health Specialists Group (formerly the Veterinary Specialists Group) of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. I am new to the RVing lifestyle.

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Earth system dynamics; specialized and little known aspects of large whale biology; formal relation of God hypothesis of Maupertuis (fl., 1744) to current evolutionary theory.

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Melbourne, Florida


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My rig is a 2000 Roadtrek Versatile 200. I purchased it this year (2016) from a family in Venice, Florida, that had taken exceptionally good care of it. My upgrades include principally the installation of two 100 watt solar panels on the roof to increase my ability to go “off the grid” for extended periods.