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 imagineand 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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