Frank S. Todd

Born:  ~1943
Died:  December 08, 2016

Frank Todd lost his battle with facial melanoma cancer that spread to his body. His brother John said Frank's passing at his San Diego home was peaceful, surrounded by friends and family. Frank's daughter said he wanted his ashes to be  put in a place in Antarctica.
About Frank from:
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
Senior Research Fellow Frank S. Todd is one of the world’s recognized authorities on waterfowl and penguins, and has spent over 25 seasons working in Antarctic, subantarctic and Arctic regions.
An ardent conservationist, he has been awarded the National Science Foundation Polar Medal and the San Diego Zoological Society Conservation Medal, and was responsible for three Bean awards (the “Academy Award” of the association of zoological parks). During his tenure as corporate vice president of aviculture and research at Sea World, Frank was responsible for the creation of the famous Penguin Encounters, and achieved the first breeding of the Emperor Penguin in captivity.
In addition to nearly 100 technical papers and popular articles, Frank is the author of Antarctic Splendor; Penguins; Waterfowl: Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World; and10,001 Titillating Tidbits of Avian Trivia.

Here is an interview with Frank:
SeaWorld Penguins 5-23-13