Alistair Dove

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The ocean is the best friend we don’t know

Dr. Alistair Dove is an Australian marine biologist living in the United States, where he is currently Director of Research and Conservation at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. His research interests are diverse but generally explore the theme of health in the aquatic environment, from individual animals to ecosystems. He is a passionate scientist communicator and was Associate Editor of DeepSeaNews from 2012-2015.

Dr. Dove was trained in zoology and parasitology at The University of Queensland. He has held positions at the Wildlife Conservation Society, Cornell University, and Stony Brook University and is an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is founding Chairman of the Board of Ch’ooj Ajauil AC, a non-profit conservation NGO based in Cancun Mexico, which strives for improved conservation of the extraordinary biodiversity of the Yucatan Upwelling Zone, home to the largest aggregation of whale sharks known to science.