Chris Flook spent 16 years working as the collector of marine specimens for the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo (BAMZ), a position that had him exploring Bermuda’s waters not just to populate aquarium exhibits, but also to assist visiting scientists in their research. While with BAMZ, Flook traveled to the Bahamas for a Reef Environmental Education Foundation lionfish study, which inspired him to begin the Bermuda Lionfish Project. This grassroots initiative to control the invasive lionfish population is the key focus of the Bermuda-based Ocean Support Foundation (OSF), where Flook sits on the board of directors. More recently, Flook worked as a consultant for the Pew Environment Group, where he served as director of the Blue Halo initiative. For more than four years he led a local effort to raise support for the creation of a “no-take” marine reserve within Bermuda’s Exclusive Economic Zone to protect both the Sargasso Sea and Bermuda’s marine resources.