Taranaki Daily News: Scientist has whale of a time

Jared Smith writes in the Taranaki Daily News about Dr Simon Pierce, a kiwi marine scientist who has returned from Africa to talk about his work.

Dr Pierce has been researching endangered marine species in Mozambique, and is particularly interested in whale sharks.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“The 31-year-old has lived in bush huts, busted poachers, been charged by elephants and has seen more whale sharks, the largest fish in the ocean, than any other human being.

“His work has been featured in media worldwide, including documentaries on BBC, Animal Planet, and the Discovery Channel. “I give credit to the New Plymouth public library,” he laughed. My parents encouraged me to find out about the world.””