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Born in Mexico, Olson has spent his life sailing the Oceans of the world in search of some of the planet’s most elusive whale species. He has a degree in Oceanography and was Captain of the famous research vessel ‘R/V Odyssey’ which spent five years studying marine mammals around the globe. He has covered almost 300,000 nautical miles on sailing boats. A highly experienced diver, his ability to free-dive to great depths has resulted in some fantastic footage of his interaction with many species.

Since 2012 he has dedicated much of his time into researching the plastic pollution problem in our oceans.

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