Bill Gillmartin


Bill Gilmartin retired from federal government service in 1996 after nearly 30 years of research on many marine mammal species, including 16 years of managing the research and recovery program for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. He is still a member of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Team and, as Director of Research for the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, he conducts research and recovery projects for Hawaii’s endangered hawksbill turtle, organizes community shoreline marine debris cleanup events on Hawaii Island’s southeast Ka`u coast, and manages an anchialine pool restoration project. He has also worked with the State to get nearly 2 miles (1400 acres) of the Ka`u coast at Waiohinu, a natural resource and culturally rich area, protected in State “forest reserve” status.