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Chris Harvey-Clark

Chris Harvey-Clark

Dalhousie University

Chris Harvey-Clark is a veterinarian and marine biologist. He earned a B.Sc. in Marine Biology with Distinction at the University of Victoria in 1981 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon in 1985, and was Research Fellow in Pathology at the University of Alberta in 1987 where he specialized in laboratory medicine and pathology. He has practiced in 6 Canadian provinces and was one of the first veterinarians in Canada to follow a career path involving aquatic animals. He has initiated two major marine species research collaborations, cofounding the Canadian Sea Turtle Network in 1996 to study the leatherback sea turtle on its northern range, and cofounding the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG) in 1998. He has published over 40 papers, book chapters and proceedings on veterinary aspects of aquatic and wildlife species. An avid diver and underwater film maker since 1976, he has an extensive media resume and has been involved in the production of more than 50 television documentaries, most recently documenting the leatherback turtle for CBC The Nature of Things with David Suzuki “Trek of the Titans” in 2015. He is the University Veterinarian at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he coteaches a summer field course, Biology and Conservation of Sharks, Skates and Rays. He is the author of Eastern Tidepool and Reef, the first color illustrated marine life guide of the North Atlantic, first published in 1996, currently being updated to an online publishing platform.