Frank Willis is a forensic engineer by trade, a zoologist by degree and an ecologist by hobby. Willis has visited the
Growing up in rural Louisiana with a naturalist father, Willis would eventually attend LSU where he focused on animal studies and soon became an avid birdwatcher.
May 4 marked his first visit to the Chandeleurs followed by a second less than a week later. At that point, the oil had not reached shore, but had begun to surround the island chain.