Mr. Andy Schiro was a marine mammal observer with the GulfCet shipboard line-transect surveys. He also assisted with radio-tracking Kemp's Ridley sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. Without a college degree, Mr. Schiro co-authored 7 peer-reviewed articles.

Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Schiro was author of the following publication:

Jefferson, T. A., and A. J. Schiro. 1997. Distribution of cetaceans in the offshore Gulf of Mexico. Mammal Review 27: 27–50.