COSGROVE, James A. “Jim,” M.Sc.

Canada (1945- )

Last updated: April 2, 2019 at 3:43 am

Marine biologist and expert on the Pacific giant octopus; former Manager of the Natural History Section at the Royal British Columbia Museum; public speaker; underwater photographer and videographer; writer; co-author of Super Suckers: The Giant Pacific Octopus and Other Cephalopods of the Pacific Coast with Neil McDaniel in 2009; founding member of the Canadian Association for Underwater Science (CAUS); served as the Diving Safety Officer at the University of Victoria for 30 years; NAUI Instructor (certified 1973); taught snorkeling, basic scuba, Open Water scuba, Rescue Diver, Underwater Photography, Marine Animal Identification, Wreck Diver, Divemaster, and Assistant Instructor levels; participated in instructor certification courses for ACUC and NAUI; owned and operated J & J DIVERS with his wife Jeannie from 1976 to 2006, a company that catered to underwater photographers, videographers and cinematographers in British Columbia; scientific consultant for many individuals and companies seeking photographs and information on the octopuses and squids of the northeastern Pacific; began diving in 1959.

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