Terry Done

Marine Biologist

Dr. Terry Done is a marine biologist and coral reef researcher formerly at James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), where he progressed through the ranks of Research Scientist until his retirement in 2007. He has been an advisor to governments in Australia, the United States, and Indonesia on coral reef science and management, and he has written over 80 scientific papers with a focus on coral reefs, including their ecology, processes of reef growth, effects of fishing and pollution, and the effects of global climate change. His first Kimberley cruise, with Zegrahm in 2000, ignited passions that he has researched and shared with guests each year since: its landforms and geology; its rocky shores, beaches, estuaries, and reefs; its first inhabitants, since their arrival tens of thousands of years ago; their enigmatic rock art; and the heroic efforts of western navigators to map it’s complex shoreline. In his free time, Terry is an avid hiker, fly-fisherman, traveler, and grandfather of three.

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