Peter Sale has enjoyed a career as a marine biologist doing research into ecology of coral reefs in Hawaii, Australia, the Caribbean, and places in between. Early research on structure of reef fish communities led to study of recruitment dynamics and reef connectivity. These studies facilitated his interests and engagement in the management of tropical coastal systems. He now lives with his wife Donna in the Muskoka region north of Toronto, where, as Chair of the Muskoka Watershed Council, his current goal is to make Muskoka the most environmentally responsible community in Ontario.
His recent book, Our Dying Planet, tells the story of our impacts on the environment from the perspective of one who has contributed to the science over many years, and one who has seen the decline of coral reefs with his own eyes. It provides a compelling explanation of why we have to make some serious changes if we want a quality life for our children.