Gerick Bergsma is a marine ecologist whose research investigates the indirect effects of species interactions and the importance of symbioses in marine communities. Gerick is currently pursuing his doctorate in Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and previously earned his master's degree from UCSB and his bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of Washington. He has worked on coral reefs throughout the tropical Pacific and on rocky intertidal habitats in North America and Africa. He also frequently indulges his passions for travel and the ocean with trips to some of the most spectacular coastlines around the world.
As an avid traveler and amateur photographer, Gerick uses his photography to highlight the biological diversity and natural history of places he visits. In providing images to the Marine Photobank, he hopes to document the myriad threats to oceans and stimulate appreciation for the global scope of human marine use and its impacts on nature.
To learn more about Gerick's research, visit his professional profile
See more of Gerick's photography:
on his personal photo page
on the Marine Life of Moorea Encyclopedia