About Ocean Wanderers

Ocean Wanderers is a personal web site devoted to the study of birds, marine wildlife and the exploration of the world's remote places.

"So where are these dolphins then?..........."

Cetacean watching in the Osagawara Islands,  Japan. Photo copyright Naoko Tanese© April 2002



I have been obsessed with birds since my early teens growing up in the UK. Seabirds, shorebirds, gulls and swifts have always held a special attraction and I am sure this bias will be evident through the pages of this site. In addition to writing and reviewing for several leading birding publications, my current ornithological activities including being chair of the New York State Avian Records Committee (NYSARC).


A molecular biologist by trade, I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology at New York University School of Medicine and member of the NYU Cancer Institute. lead a research group studying the control of gene expression and its role in human cancer. We focus on two important human viruses, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV). To learn more, please visit my lab homepage here.

Another pelagic trip survived............. Photo copyrightNaoko Tanese© 1998

Copyright © 2005 All rights reserved. Angus Wilson

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