Brian is currently pursuing a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii. He began diving at age 11 at his home of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands. His research interests lie in coral reef fishes and he has studied reef fish assemblages throughout the Indo-Pacific, conducting over 3000 open-circuit dives. He is particularly interested in the fishes of the deep reef at depths of 200- 500 ft. He has recently logged one hundred hours on the Cis-Lunar MK-5P closed-circuit rebreather. Brian's other interest is underwater film-making and he is currently completing a documentary about the diversity of underwater habitats in the Marshall Islands.