Nicole Crane MSc, MAR
Nicole Crane is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California; she is also a Senior Conservation Scientist at the Oceanic Society.
John Rulmal Jr.
John Rulmal Jr. lives on Falalop, Ulithi. He is the local project manager, as well as for other projects related to conservation and education for the people of Ulithi.
Dr. Giacomo Bernardi
Giacomo Bernardi is a professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Michelle Paddack
Michelle Paddack is an Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences at Santa Barbara City College in Santa Barbara, CA; she is also a Senior Conservation Scientist at the Oceanic Society.
Dr. Peter Nelson
Peter Nelson is a fisheries biologist.
Dr. Avigdor Abelson
Avigdor Abelson is a Professor of Marine Biology in the Department of Zoology at Tel-Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Local Science Team
Albert "Data King"
Kristin is the director of the Star Laboratory (Speech Technology & Research Laboratory).
Dr. Steve Moore
Steve Moore is a Professor in the Division of Science & Environmental Policy (SEP) at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). He combines electronics and biology to probe the depths of coral reefs using ROVs.
Steve Moore directs the Ecosystem Electronics Lab (EEL), which, among others, features the Ulithi ROV Project.
Sara Cannon is a graduate student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Kelsey Doyle is a documentary filmmaker from the stunning redwood mountains of Santa Cruz, California. Her work focuses on pertinent environmental and social issues around the world. Though her passion takes her abroad, she is deeply rooted in her community and honored to be on the board of the Santa Cruz Film Festival where she oversees filmmaking relations, production, programming, and content development. She has produced pieces for platforms such as PBS Newshour, NYC Life, NYMagazine, and is currently working on documentary projects in Morocco, Sumatra, and Micronesia. She holds a B.A. in Film and Digital Media from UCSC and is completing her Master’s in Documentary Journalism from NYU. and in her spare time she is an adjunct faculty for Law & Media Ethics.
Renee handles administrative support and web/graphic design for the team.