Benjamin is a marine ecologist specialising in oceanic cetaceans such as whales and dolphins. He has lived and worked in Indonesia for close to two decades, and has an intimate knowledge of the Coral Triangle. As the director of APEX Environmental and co-founder of Planet Deep, he has partnered with government and industrial groups to protect oceanic hotspots for marine life migration in the region. He also serves on two IUCN Commissions and three IUCN Specialist Groups. In his free time, he is an avid diver, blue-water sailor, and novice kite-surfer.