Clyde Roper

Clyde Roper is a senior emeritus zoologist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Clyde conducts extensive research on many areas of marine biology and is a pioneer in the field of bioluminescence. Field studies have taken him to the waters of Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, western Africa, Japan, and throughout the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Clyde is a popular Smithsonian Study Leader and has accompanied many tours around the globe.