Leopard Seal Team

Co-founders

Dr Krista van der Linde
Co-founder LeopardSeals.org
WWF-NZ (Marine Species Programme Manager)
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Dr Ingrid N. Visser
Co-founder LeopardSeals.org
Cetacean Biologist/Animal Welfare Advocate
Orca Research Trust & Whale Rescue
Tutukaka, New Zealand

Researchers – New Zealand based

Rick Bout
Research Assistant – Auckland
Tineke Joustra (MSc)
Research Assistant – Auckland
Tracy McKeown
Research Assistant – Kaikoura
Nicola Roos
Research Assistant – Auckland
Cassandra Shaw
Research Assistant – Auckland

Researchers – Global

Alex Grabham (MSc)
Research Assistant &
PhD student -UK
Kimberly Matucci (MSc)
Marine Biologist & Research Assistant – USA
London Fletcher
Student & Trainee Research Assistant – USA