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David Anderson

Award winning wildlife filmmaker, drone pilot, author & whale watch captain for Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari. Leads whale rescue team

Dolphin Dave, AKA Capt. Dave Anderson is an award winning wildlife filmmaker, drone pilot, author and a whale watch captain for his business, Capt. Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point California. He formed and leads a whale disentanglement team off Orange County as well. Dave is an outspoken conservationist who has raised awareness of dolphins and whales and the problems they face as a featured guest on Ellen, National Geographic, The Today Show and many more. His drone work and whale and dolphin footage regularly make national and international news and has appeared in films on Nova, National Geographic, Animal Planet, and in theaters in the recent film Racing Extinction, and of course on YouTube and more. Dave steps in and speaks out when he sees a problem needing to be fixed, like an estimated 1,000 dolphins and whales dying every day in fishing gear entanglement worldwide. He also loves to have fun and show people how alive the California coast is, in a place that is said to have the best year round whale watching on earth; with the greatest density of dolphins in the world and the largest concentration of blue whales on the planet and nearly 20,000 gray whales migrating by and much more. Dave was a keynote speaker at the first ever LA Drone Expo, and received the Franklin Award for "Best New Voice", by the Independent Book Publishers Association. He has also won Awards for his filmmaking at The International Wildlife Film Festival and Wildscreen. His unique whale watching business is in Trip Advisors Hall of Fame for maintaining a 5 Star rating for 5 years. Dave has a great whale watching team on the water and land who also provide amazing ocean wildlife footage and assistance to his projects and helping whales and dolphins and the ocean. He is currently working on a new film tentatively titled Drones Over Dolphins and Whales. And a new blog titled Dolphin Dave's Diaries.

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