Raymond Maurice Gilmore (1907-1983) was an American zoologist and a recognized authority on whales. Born in Ithaca, New York
on January 1, 1907, Gilmore was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and Berkeley, California. His father was the agronomist John W.
Gilmore, first president of the University of Hawaii. Educated at the University of California, Berkeley (A.B. 1930, M.S.
1933), Harvard University (Virginia Barret Gibbs Scholar, 1934-1935), and Cornell University (PhD 1942), Gilmore conducted
epidemiological research for the Rockefeller Institute in South America before joining the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
in 1946. A research associate at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1955, Gilmore was director of the Museum's Office
of Marine Mammal Information from 1977. He conducted the first census of California gray whales and is credited with promoting
public interest in their conservation by leading whale-watching excursions for the Museum. Gilmore died on December 31, 1983.
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