about me

I grew up loving the ocean – despite spending my first 18 years of life in Detroit. Starting diving at age 13 and degrees in marine biology from University of Miami convinced me that a life lived studying the ocean was for me. I grew up in a Christian home and continue to follow that faith. However, it has only been recently that I have discovered how my faith relates to my love of the ocean. I am working towards a life that integrates my beliefs and love of the ocean in a way that brings blessing to people, nations, and the planet.

I am Lead Scientist of A Rocha International’s Marine and Coastal Conservation Programme. I am an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.

My research focuses on biodiversity conservation, marine protected areas, fisheries and poverty alleviation, marine litter and microplastics, and fish ecology. Current projects are varied, but include 1) identifying and conserving previously overlooked biodiversity in Watamu Marine National Park (WMNP), Kenya, 2) Shark biodiversity and cultural/spiritual value in coastal Kenya, 3) microplastic citizen science, and 4)  developing faith-based resources and practical projects for marine conservation.

My booklet entitled Hope for the Ocean can be purchased here. Popular articles and blogs with links can be found on my CV.

Publications available at https://independent.academia.edu/RobertSluka and

I am on Linked In - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertdsluka/
I am on FB and Twitter - @BobSluka

1 comment:

  1. i. (sorry for my english) i get interested in the creation-evolution debate for years and i have some interesting points about the topic

    what if we will see a self replicating robot ( lets say even with dna)on a far planet?. do we need to conclude design or a natural process in this case? remember that according to evolution if its made from organic components and have a self replicating system we need to conclude a natural process. but we know that evne a self replicating robot is evidence for design. so the burdon of proof is on the evolution side in this case

    evolutionists claiming that small steps in milions of years will create a big steps. but according to this a lots of small steps in self replicat car (with dna) will change into an airplan.

    but there is no step wise from car into an airplane. so its impossible actually to change one kind into another.

    evolutionist claim that common similarity is evidence for common descent. but according to this if we will see 2 similar (self replicating or not) cars we will need to conclude that they evolved from each other and not made by a designer. but we know that this similarity is evidence for a shared designer and not a shared descent

    about order in fossils record- we can make order in cars. for exmaple: a car--> a jeep--> a truck. but its not prove that they evolve from each ohter

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