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Dr. Benjamin C. Victor

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Board Member

Ocean Science Foundation Inc
4051 Glenwood Street
Irvine , California 92604
United States

Company Description: The Ocean Science Foundation (OSF) was founded in 2001 as a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization.

Employment History

  • Updated Design
  • Editor
  • Photographer
    Zipcode Zoo

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.D. Ph.D.
  • Ph.D. , population biology
    University of California at Santa Barbara
  • The University of California at Irvine
  • M.B.A.
    UC Irvine
19 Total References
Web References
Ocean Science Foundation, 22 Jan 2015 [cached]
Benjamin Victor
Scientific Director of OSF, Ben's research focuses on coral reef fish taxonomy and ecology, especially the application of DNA barcoding to taxonomy and biodiversity studies and the larval ecology of reef fishes. His projects and publications, as well as the new Guide to the Larvae of Caribbean Reef Fishes, are available at his website In addition to being a marine fish biologist, Ben is an MD pathologist and directs several medical laboratories in Los Angeles, CA. He received his PhD in marine biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1986, followed by an MD from the University of California, Irvine and then completed his residency in Pathology at Stanford University and UC Irvine.
Reef Protection International - Board of Advisors, 30 Oct 2010 [cached]
Benjamin C. Victor
Benjamin C. Victor, M.D. Ph.D. Founder and President Ocean Science Foundation
Dr. Benjamin Victor has a variety of interests - fish biology, evolution, medicine, mycology (molds), geography, economics. His primary interest is in the larval ecology of coral reef fishes and its role in determining biogeography and population dynamics. Dr. Victor has worked in Panama, Galapagos, Baja California, Palau, Brazil and Bali with research concentration on the wrasse family (Labridae). He received his Ph.D. in population biology at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1986, working on tropical reef fishes and the importance of recruitment and larval ecology to reef populations. After that, Dr. Victor continued his research on fishes, while graduating from medical school at The University of California at Irvine. This was followed by an internship at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Victor returned to Southern California to finish a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at UC Irvine. Since then he has worked as a consultant in medicine and ecology, and received an M.B.A. from UC Irvine. In 2001, Dr. Victor started the non-profit Ocean Science Foundation to facilitate coral reef research by providing a research vessel to conservation and academic NGOs. He is also the editor of CORALREEFFISH.COM, a website devoted to internet-speed scientific communication for coral reef fish biologists. With his wide-ranging experience,
Slide Shows, 4 Dec 2007 [cached]
Benjamin Victor · 177 photos
FishBOL, 4 July 2014 [cached]
Benjamin Victor Ocean Science Foundation
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