When I began work at the University of Auckland I inherited Bill’s post-graduate diploma and MSc course on Marine Reserves. We became close friends and spent a lot of time talking about reserves and other topics. Here are some links to articles about him and radio interviews. They list his numerous awards.
Bill presented this movie about “Marine Reserves For New Zealand (1993)“, insights, benefits, (20 minutes) and he appears briefly in this one “Marine Science Opportunities at the Leigh Laboratory (1994)”
Radio New Zealand:
New Zealand’s Marine Biologist Dr Bill Ballantine visits Hong Kong’s only Marine Reserve at Cape d’Aguilar
This obituary lists Bill’s scientific publications: Bill Ballantine (1937–2015), a father of marine reserves. By Kathy Walls and Dennis Gordon in the journal Biological Conservation
Bill Ballantine, a voice for the sea by Kennedy Warne in New Zealand Geographic.
The topmost photograph was taken by Bill Skerry of National Geographic.