Michael James is currently a post-doctoral associate in the Biology Department at Dalhousie University . He is a marine turtle biologist, and the lead scientist for the Nova Scotia Leatherback Turtle Working Group, a marine turtle research and conservation initiative involving fishermen and university-affiliated biologists in Atlantic Canada. His research focuses on the biology and conservation of sea turtles in temperate waters. Collaborating with the fishing industry in Nova Scotia , in 1999 he initiated a field research program to study endangered leatherback turtles in their foraging areas, and has used biotelemetry to study leatherback movements and diving behaviour throughout the North Atlantic . Dr. James serves as a member of the National Marine Fisheries Service (U.S.A.) Leatherback Turtle Expert Working Group and both the Canadian Atlantic and Pacific Leatherback Turtle Recovery Teams.
For more information, please email or contact him at the following address.
Dr. Michael James
Department of Biology
Halifax , Nova Scotia
Canada B3H 4J1