Ruth A. Musgrave is an award-winning writer and naturalist known for her entertaining and creative approach to animal science.
Ruth is the author of 20+ books, three out in 2018 and more in 2019 and 2020. Musgrave is the contributing writer for National Geographic Little Kids Magazine, a frequent contributor to National Geographic Kids Magazine and other children’s publications.
Always has one toe in the ocean!
Ruth’s lifelong love of the ocean keeps her motivated as the director of WhaleTimes, Inc. Ruth is the driving force behind WhaleTimes’ creative team. In her usual unusual approach to science, WhaleTimes continues to achieve its goals of connecting kids with ocean animals and ocean research while raising awareness of conservation issues through programs such as the wildly successful holiday Hagfish Day, Creep into the Deep, and Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice! Ruth is also a proud member of the DEEPEND Research Consortium. A consortium of amazing scientists and organizations studying the Gulf of Mexico deep sea. DEEPEND sponsored by the Gulf of Mexico Research Institute. She is also part of TEAM VAQUITA with the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Southwest Fisheries Science Center/NOAA Fisheries. TEAM VAQUITA is raising awareness of the critically endangered porpoise — the vaquita. They designated 2017 as the Year of the Vaquita and March is Save the Vaquita month.