Scientist Lauds Crittercam for Animal Perspective

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These [scientists] are people that have put their whole careers into [studying] these animals. And I get to come along for a field season to help them use Crittercam to answer questions within a bigger context. And so we're not constrained to just one little bit of Crittercam [data]. We're really seeing the results of lifetimes of work.

When did you decide to choose marine biology as a career?

I've been interested in marine biology for as long as I can remember. I think when my parents, [who] were both biologists, took me to Costa Rica … And then as many opportunities as I could get to be out on the water fishing just really cemented the fact that I never wanted to be anything but a biologist, that [I] just loved the marine world. Never even considered doing anything else.

What do you hope audiences will take away after watching the series?

Well, I think there are three things that people are going to take away from this. One is just a fantastic appreciation for these animals … I mean, it's amazing how differently you see animals when you're riding along with them rather than as a detached third party … The second thing is that people are actually going to learn a lot … we've packed more biology and information into this than you can imagine—and it doesn't feel boring … And I guess the third thing is people are going to get a really fun appreciation for what it's like to do this research … the hardships and the successes. People really get to experience it all in a way that I think is pretty unique.

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