|About Dr. Paul Spong
Born in New Zealand in 1939. Postgraduate work on the brain functions at UCLA.
Began researching orcas at Vancouver Aquarium.
Sensing the need to study orcas not in captivity, but living unbound in their natural habitat, he established OrcaLab in 1970 on (then) uninhabited Hanson Island near Vancouver Island, Canada.
He has since spent more than 30 years researching the ecology of wild orcas.