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Rick began his career as a marine biologist, publishing over 45 scientific papers, before turning to film as a way to reach broader audiences worldwide.

Berkley White


As a research biologist, Rick specialized in studying shallow-water marine ecosystems. He has published works on the kelp beds and rocky sub-tidal habitats of the Pacific coast from Alaska to Chile. Rick’s research also included extensive monitoring of fish communities in southern Alaska.


Westinghouse Ocean Research Laboratory
San Diego, California
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
San Diego, California
Dames and Moore Consulting Engineers
Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Coastal Research
Homer, Alaska
Kinnetic Laboratories
Carlsbad, California


Scientific publications, papers and reports in Journal of Ecology; Animal Behavior; California Fish & GameJournal of Molluscan Studies and US Fishery Bulletin