From the (sea) horse's mouth...

What it’s like to go to a TED conference…

What do you get when you take heads of state, leading tech entrepreneurs, cutting-edge scientists, visionary artists, and tireless social activists, and you put them all together for a 4-day conference? The answer is a TED conference, and the one I just went to changed my life. This is an event where ideas are KING

My favorite part about being a marine biologist…

My answer may surprise you, because it’s not a topic that marine biologists (or any scientists) often bring up, when they’re speaking about their job. It turns out, there much more to it than whales, dolphins, sharks, coral reefs, and even saving the world ;). To support my campaign, to share the exhilarating process and

Marine Biologists’ Perks: World Travel

Many people tell me that they want to be a field biologist (and often a marine biologist, in particular) because they love to travel the world. It is true that you can often travel, sometime extensively, as a scientist, especially if you do field work in remote places of the world, like I do. BUT,

Becoming a TED Fellow (next stop: Tanzania!)

A bit about where I’m going after our expedition in Thailand and why. You can read more about TED Fellows here: To support my campaign, to share the exhilarating process and invaluable products of science with the masses, subscribe:… To provide even more support, please consider joining us on Patreon: Social media:

Advice for young scientists: follow your gut!

If you’re a young scientist and you’re struggling with the ‘juggling act’, you’re not alone! But as you juggle, don’t forget to stay true to you. The best scientists I know (marine biologists or otherwise) do this very well. To support my campaign, to share the exhilarating process and invaluable products of science with the

Marine biologists in training tell ALL

I just wrapped up teaching a field course to university students interested in getting hands-on research experience. They got that and more, while spending three weeks living and working in Akumal, Mexico. Many of these students plan to become professional marine biologists, while others are going into medicine or dentistry. But all of them share

How much marine biologists get PAID

Many people want to know how much marine biologists get paid, as in how much the make, salary-wise doing their job. I give you my take in this video, but it’s important to not that this VARIES a lot among jobs, institutions, and locations (e.g., cities, countries, etc.). There are MANY ways to be a

Science Fuels Humanity

Science may have bored you in school, but it is literally THE reason our society persists today. The process of science underlies nearly every facet of modern life that we hold dear, and you engage in this process every day. However, for science to provide critical support to all of humankind, we must embrace this