Dr. Charles Lea
Professor of Oceanography
Chuck Lea joined the Sea Education Association (SEA) in 1985 as a Chief Scientist and member of the Oceanography faculty. Chuck received his BA in Biology at the University of Colorado in 1973, his MS in Oceanography (biological) from Texas A&M University in 1978, and his Ph.D. in Oceanography (biological) in 1984, also from Texas A&M University. Prior to his appointment at SEA, Chuck was a 1st Lt. In the U.S. Army Reserve, and also worked as a Graduate Assistant, researching marine invertebrates, neuston, and pelagic cephalopods. His current areas of research include the distribution of cephalopods and pelagic zoogeography.
Lea, C. The distribution and seasonal occurrence of Alloposus mollis, a pelagic octopod (in preparation).
Lea, C. Cephalopods and myctophids of the western Gulf of Mexico: relationships to circulational features (in preparation).
Lea, C. Pelagic cephalopods of the Florida Current. Ph.D. dissertation, Texas A&M University. 1984.
Lea, C. and Wormuth, J.H. Gulf Stream cyclonic experiment. Pelagic cephalopod data report. Time series cruises Knorr 62, 65, 71 and Endeavor II, Texas A&M University, Dept. of Oceanography Reference 81-4-T. 1981.
Lea, C. Pelagic cephalopods of Gulf Stream cyclonic rings. M.S. Thesis, Texas A&M University, 61 pp.