Dr. James Powell, Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, is an author, lecturer, professor and international expert on manatees. Known affectionately as “Buddy,” Dr. Powell founded Sea to Shore Alliance, a science-driven nonprofit, to more effectively address coastal conservation. Sea to Shore Alliance became part of Clearwater Marine Aquarium in 2018. CMA Research Institute scientists now work to protect endangered marine animals; current research projects focus on the West Indian manatee, the North Atlantic right whale and five species of sea turtles.
Dr. Powell has stated that when the marine environment is healthy for marine animals, it’s healthy for humans. We created these expeditions to provide a hands-on experience of how marine conservation is directly related to everyone’s well-being