Advocacy, Science, Grants
1984 - Present
Bill Rossiter's volunteer career for cetaceans began in Mexico in 1977, when he met Amazing Grace, a friendly gray whale. He joined the then-Connecticut Cetacean Society in 1978 and by 1980 was meeting whales and dolphins off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, using his Zodiac inflatable boat as a research platform while volunteering with the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, where he remains an Advisor.
By the time Bill retired from his "real" job as a pilot with United Airlines he had met many scientists, conservationists and educators worldwide, particularly the new generation emerging in Latin America. His focus is on helping people who will help cetaceans and the marine environment.
Bill and Mia, his wife of 47 years, share an intense love of Nature. They live in Connecticut with their family of four adopted dogs, learning something new every day from the forest that surrounds them.