Dr. Austin Gallagher is the founder and lead scientist at Beneath the Waves. A marine conservation biologist and world authority on sharks, he has worked diligently studying and advocating for highly migratory species around the world. Gallagher has published science extensively, including in leading journals including Science, Nature, and Marine Policy. He has led many scientific expeditions and has worked at the national and international level to prompt and inform ocean policy. Gallagher’s approach combines research, private sector collaboration, local engagement, and media to create effective partnerships.
He is a National Geographic Explorer, Fulbright Scholar, and Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University and University of Exeter. He is a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club, has spoken about ocean conservation at venues worldwide, sits on the Editorial Board of the journal Endangered Species Research, and serves as an advisor to governments, international organizations, media productions, and companies interested in sustainability.
We create and manage coral restoration practices within organizations and businesses throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean. Our goal is to help organizations and businesses see how coral restoration benefits the educational, recreational, economic and scientific agendas of the entire region.