Dr. Myers held the Killam Chair of Ocean Studies at Halhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He published over 100 refereed scientific publications in diverse fields of aquatic ecology. Research areas included study in extinction in the ocean and he was actively involved in developing methods for the optimal management of exploited populations. He also worked on models for the extinction of salmonid species, elasmobranchs, and marine turtles. In October 2005, Fortune Magazine declared him one of the top 10 people to watch in the world, listing him between then-Senator Barack Obama and the co-founders of Google.
He died in 2007 forever leaving a mark on the world of marine research and exploration.