Warren Zeiller earned a B.S. degree at Colorado State University and a M.A. in Business at Michigan State University. He served in the U.S. Navy submarine service during the Korean War. During his 25-year career at the Miami Seaquarium, he advanced through various positions to Vice President and General Manager, and retired in 1985.
He has published four books, Tropical Marine Invertebrates of Southern Florida and the Bahama Islands (Wiley, 1974), Tropical Marine Fishes of Southern Florida and the Bahama Islands (Barnes, 1975), Introducing the Manatee (University Press of Florida, 1992), and A Prehistory of South Florida (McFarland, 2005). He has also written the section on Gasterosteiformes in Encyclopedia Britannica, and numerous articles for students and hobbyists. His work was the nucleus for a series of educational films on marine life, and he has enjoyed numerous film and TV appearances, including "The Forgotten Mermaid" with Jacques Cousteau and 130 guest appearances on the educational children's TV show "Arthur & Company."
In 1987 Mr. Zeiller was employed by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau as Director of the Tropical Everglades Visitor Association, and retired (again) in 1997. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is a member of the Explorers Club, Treasurer, Southern Florida Chapter. He and his wife, Chardy, reside in Miami.