Shai Shafir is a marine biologist and specialist in coral reef restoration. He received the PhD degree from the Hebrew University in Rehovot, Israel. His thesis investigated the agricultural and biological farming of corals using inland facilities. Dr. Shafir developed novel systems and has successful propagated thousands of corals in mariculture nurseries and inland tanks. He is the research development manager of Red Sea Corals, Ltd. He is an active professor and consultant for public aquariums throughout the world. Dr. Shafir is currently serving as a lecturer for the School of Education at Oranim Academic College.