Copyright_T_Pierce_Ruth_KayakAbout Ruth A. Musgrave

Ruth A. Musgrave is an award-winning writer and naturalist known for her entertaining and creative approach to animal science.

Freelance writing….

Ruth is the author of 60+ book and 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 (on left) getting ready to dive into the deep-sea

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!

DEEPENDblkemailRuth is also a proud member of many research projects, often in the deep sea! Examples include the DEEPEND Research Consortium, a consortium of amazing scientists and organizations studying the Gulf of Mexico deep sea. DEEPEND research was sponsored by the Gulf of Mexico Research Institute (GOMRI) which funded follow-up research to determine the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. She is also leading the k-6th grade education component of the Journey into Midnight: Light and Life Below the Twilight Zone funded by NOAA-OER.  That’s the research team that captured live footage of a giant squid in the deep sea this past June.

Her next exciting project is sharing deep-sea coral research with Amy Baco-Taylor (FSU), Brendan Roark (TAMU), and Katie Shamberger (TAMU) funded by an NSF grant!