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I have a range of interests that include human and comparative anatomy and physiology, oceanography and marine science, seamanship and navigation, and World War II history. This website provides information about my various projects. If you have any questions, just ask.

Latest News

June 2021-March 2023: Working on a Masters Degree from the University of Wolverhampton, UK, in military history and writing a science fiction novel, Hounded, that was published this week. Image library has been taken off rhe site temporarily while I sort out how to make the images free for educational use. Betrayed is under revision to reflect findings made over the last 6 years, but the web-page will remain accessible until the revision is completed. 


March 2020-June 2021: In New Zealand, sitting out occasional lockdowns.  Worked on expansion of Buchenwald Airmen website, a paper on poison fanged blennies, and a novel.  In February, a new Galapagos hagfish species was named Myxine martinii


March 2020: Image library goes online, to be expanded as time permits. See related Blog entry.

February 2020: Capture small hagfish that will be used for genetic studies.

January 2020: Establish the Martini-Welch Family Foundation to support educational and research programs.

December 2019: Buchenwald Airmen website goes live, providing access to scans of source documents on the airmen and other topics covered in Betrayed.


June 2019:  Podcast in Auckland, NZ about the biology of hagfishes for a production of Nanogirl, a science program for school kids sponsored by Radio New Zealand. 


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