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- David McGuire
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Sea Stewards mission is to restore ocean health and the health of the San Francisco Bay, by protecting all ocean life from plankton to sharks.
David McGuire, MPH, Director Sea Stewards
A professional cinematographer and ocean voyager, David McGuire is the founder of the Ocean Health and Shark Conservation non profit Sea Stewards. As a Research Associate of the Department of Aquatic Biology at the California Academy of Sciences, David is conducting a shark research program that includes population studies, movements and fisheries impacts. As Captain, Dive Master and filmmaker, David has explored the world ocean on numerous sailing voyages producing media with an emphasis on ocean awareness. Educated in Marine Biology, he holds a masters degree in Environmental Health and has worked in education and public health at the University of California at Berkeley for over a decade. David is the writer, producer and underwater cinematographer of several award winning documentaries. David has recently produced a new documentary on the Sharks of San Francisco Bay and has recently worked as cameraman on feature films such as 180 South with Patagonia and A Beautiful Wave. Films in production includes a series on Sea Turtle Conservation, a film with partners Team Fish Finders using local fishermen to promote catch and release and a series on local sustainable seafood with fish guru Kenny Belov of Fish. He has also published numerous articles on the state of the ocean and sharks and writes a KQED Quest Blog on sharks and ocean health.
With the Academy, he has initiated a new shark conservation campaign in the State of California, the Shark Conservation Act, AB 376. As documentarian and diver, he has conducted expeditions with Academy researchers communicating the wonders of the natural world and ocean life and the need to protect them, including a 2011 two month expedition to the Philippines. Through his work, Sea Stewards is exploring and explaining our ocean world, influencing policies and practices from sustainable fishing to marine protection.
David is a published author and sits on several boards of non-profits including The San Francisco Green Film Festival and the Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary Association.