Edwin ‘Alan’ Verde picture

Edwin ‘Alan’ Verde

Department: Ocean Studies

· Professor

Phone: 207-326-2124
Email: alan.verde@mma.edu
Office: 202 Dirigo House
Office Hours: M,W,F (1200-1350) & Appt via Zoom


Alan Verde is a Professor in the Corning School of Ocean Studies and he joined MMA in 2004. His research interests include both tropical and temperate algal-cnidarian (corals, anemones, jellyfish) endosymbiosis, both tropical and temperate sea cucumber physiology and ecology, anemonefish-anemone symbiosis, and temperate octopus biology and ecology.

Alan completed his Post-doctoral at Oregon State University, Ph.D. at Florida Institute of Technology, and both Master's and Bachelor's of Science at Walla Walla University, Washington.

As the Diving Safety Officer, Alan oversees all aspects of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences-sponsored scientific diving program at MMA.

B.S., Walla Walla University
M.S., Walla Walla University
Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology

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Arguably, I have the greatest job at MMA teaching marine courses I thoroughly enjoy and conducting scientific diving as a marine biologist…so not only do I get to talk about the biology, ecology, and physiology of some very interesting marine animals but I also get to dive while observing and study them throughout the world!

That said, please enjoy the following pictures of various fascinating animals found in both tropical and temperate oceans that I have had the immense pleasure of finding and photographing!