Kenneth S. Norris

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Kenneth Stafford Norris

Kenneth Stafford Norris or Kenneth S. Norris[1] (August 11, 1924 – August 16, 1998)[2] was an American marine mammal biologist, conservationist, and naturalist.

Norris did pioneering work on dolphin echolocation.[3][4] His conservation work included helping establish the University of California Natural Reserve System and work towards passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.[3] Norris was a professor at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz.[5]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Norris, Kenneth Stafford (1974). The Porpoise Watcher. ISBN 9780393063851.
  • Norris, Kenneth Stafford (1991). Dolphin Days: The Life & Times of the Spinner Dolphin. ISBN 9780380719655.


  1. ^ Norris was generally credited as Kenneth S. Norris; the Library of Congress name authority for Norris lists his middle name as Stafford.
  2. ^ "Kenneth S. Norris: Naturalist, Cetologist, Conservationist, 1924-1998". University Library - UC Santa Cruz. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Silber, Gregory K. (1 October 1999). "Remembering Dr. Kenneth Norris". Marine Mammal Science. 15 (4): 915–917. doi:10.1111/j.1748-7692.1999.tb00859.x.
  4. ^ Fountain, Henry (August 23, 1998). "Kenneth Norris, 95, Pioneer In Study of Marine Mammals". New York Times. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  5. ^ Stephens, Tim (August 24, 1998). "Kenneth Norris, world-renowned expert on whales and dolphins, dies at 74". Currents.

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