Lance Morgan, PhD is President and CEO of the Marine Conservation Institute. Dr Morgan is a marine biologist who received his PhD in Ecology from the University of California-Davis. His research interests range from zoology to conservation and he has studied taxa as diverse as deep-sea corals, rockfishes, seabirds and orcas. He has explored the ocean as a scuba diver, aquanaut and submersible pilot. He has authored a number of scientific reports on the environmental impacts of fishing methods and marine protected areas.