Dyan DeNapoli

Dyan deNapoli, a former Senior Penguin Aquarist at Boston’s New England Aquarium, has worked with and written about penguins since 1995. Known as The Penguin Lady, she travels internationally to teach audiences about penguin biology and conservation. She has been the onboard penguin expert on nature cruises to the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica, and has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including CNN’s Situation Room and BBC Radio. In 2000, she worked as a rehabilitation supervisor during the largest and most successful rescue of animals ever undertaken following the Treasure oil spill in South Africa. DeNapoli’s newly released book, The Great Penguin Rescue, chronicles this extraordinary effort, during which 12,500 volunteers labored for 556,000 hours to save 40,000 African penguins. Dyan is donating 20% of the proceeds from her book - called “an eco-thriller with a happy ending” by the New York Post - to penguin rescue and Gulf oil spill relief efforts.