Frank Garita


Frank was born in 1966 and grew up in San José, Costa Rica. He has dedicated much of his life to working and volunteering in environmental education and is particularly interested in the biology and conservation of cetaceans.

Frank studied marine biology at the National University of Costa Rica and is involved in research on the migration of humpback whales along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Since 1999, he has worked as a research assistant for the Cascadia Research Collective and a scientific guide for the Oceanic Society Expeditions. He has a written and designed a booklet on humpback whales for children and published a picture field guide for whale watching in Costa Rica.

Deeply committed to conservation and environmental education, Frank is a founding member and the actual coordinator of the cetacean program of VIDA, the Costa Rican Environmental Association, founded in 1988. Frank’s wife is German and they have a teenage son, Sebastian. Frank has been working as a naturalist guide in Costa Rica for 20 years.