Pierre Richard - Marine Biologist

Pierre Richard

Marine Biologist

Pierre is a North Atlantic and Arctic marine mammal specialist, an avid birder, and a naturalist. He is happiest while outside looking for wildlife.

Pierre was born in Montréal and raised in Québec City. He has been an avid naturalist since his teens. Vacationing along the St. Lawrence estuary in the summer months, he developed a keen interest in marine life and, in particular, whales, seals, and seabirds. Pierre was one of the first naturalists on board St. Lawrence whale-watching cruises in the 1970s.

He completed a bachelor of science in biology at McGill University and a master of science at Université du Québec à Montréal. Then, he was employed for thirty years as a marine biologist and scientist at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, during which time he conducted field research on beluga whales, narwhals, and walrus. Pierre has authored many scientific publications and three nature guides on marine mammals.

Pierre Richard In Blue

Now retired from Fisheries and Oceans, Pierre can spend more time as a nature guide and naturalist interpreter, his first love. Since 2005, he has been a regular guide on more than twenty Adventure Canada Arctic and Atlantic expeditions. He has also participated as a marine mammal expert in several expeditions in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

An outdoor enthusiast in his spare time, Pierre enjoys birdwatching wherever he goes and has pursued that passion across the world. Pierre likes to be outside on deck, in a Zodiac, or on land looking for wildlife.

Pierre Richard With Adventure Canada Passengers