We were both lucky to know Bernie during our time at SMRU. His enthusiasm and interest in everything was legendary. He always had advice to offer, even if it involved trying to convince me to work with seals rather than those swimmy fish things. I am not sure anyone who spent time at SMRU didnt benefit from Bernie’s insights, warm welcome and humorous stories. It is testament to him how his ideas and innovations are the foundation of so many projects and will continue to influence the field of marine mammal science for years to come.
He will be missed beyond measure at SMRU and within the wider marine mammal community, but what a legacy he has left.