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DAVID PATON

Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern Cross University (Center for Whale Research)

David is an Adjunct Associate Professor, at Southern Cross University, and is attached to the Southern Cross Center for Whale Research. Prior to establishing the Center, David worked for more than 20 years for a range of nature conservation agencies including Queensland Marine Parks on the Great Barrier Reef and New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, where he was the Senior Manager.

David has been conducting research on whales and dolphins since the 1980's. His work has taken him throughout Australia and to a range of countries in the South Pacific including Tonga and Somoa, as well as Hawaii, America, North USA, Canada and Antarctica. David is currently co-ordinating a number of projects including monitoring the recovery of the eastern Australian humpbacks whale population at Cape Byron. During 2001 he co-ordinated the first whale and dolphin study of its type to be undertaken in Samoa, with extensive local involvement from a range of government agencies and non-governmental organisations.

 

 

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