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Jules Craynock

BRUVs Coordinator – Block Island


Jules Craynock is a fulltime resident of Block Island, RI, having retired in 2011 after 37 years Federal service. This includes 5 years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviator and later 32 years as a Research Oceanographer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Fl.  At NOAA/AOML he was a Master Diver in charge of a NOAA Research Diving Unit for 25 years, participating in numerous U/W habitat and submersible deployments, special U/W sampling equipment design and testing, and training and qualifying teams in scientific diving procedures and sampling design implementation.  


A graduate of Cornell University, he has completed numerous graduate level courses in underwater acoustics, sound analysis, marine mammal biology, and advanced procedures for oceanographic field operations. Research contributions include work on the source and fate of coastal pollutants, human activities impact upon coral reefs, and the acoustic effects of human activities upon marine mammals.  


In the USN, he had extensive service as a Mission Commander of a specially configured P3C Orion aircraft in the Arctic/North Atlantic, involving highly classified acoustic intelligence and environmental data collection missions.  Jules started work with ASI/BRUVS since its inception in 2021. A currently RI certified veterinary technician (CVT), he is also a First Responder with the Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue and assists environmental groups in RI and BI.

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