Stephen McCulloch has gone into seclusion since FAU fired him last February from his job as program manager of the Marine Mammal Program at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. We haven't been able to reach him or his attorneys.
Famously self-taught and -- judging by public reaction -- charismatic, McCulloch was let go by the school (which absorbed Harbor Branch in 2007) after a late-December Vero Beach dolphin rescue gone wrong. McCulloch had to improvise and ran afoul of federal regulations. His supporters -- many of them prominent in the scientific community -- question the school's decision.