Journey to the Galapagos

MON, MAY 10, 2004 (53:18)

Carole Baldwin describes her experiences exploring 3,000 feet below the ocean surface to identify a colorful array of rarely seen animals and plants, including more than a dozen previously unknown species. She exposes the dynamics of evolution through stunning footage of these creatures and shares some of her personal stories and insights about the Galapagos expedition. Carole Baldwin also explains how her observations led to her latest project, One Fish, Two Fish, Crawfish, Bluefish: The Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood Cookbook.

+ BIO: Carole Baldwin

Dr. Baldwin was born in South Carolina and developed an early love for the ocean while living near the seashore and exploring along the beaches. She studied at James Madison University (B.S. biology), the College of Charleston (M.S. Marine Biology), and the College of William and Mary (Ph.D. Marine Science). She has published over three dozen scientific papers, including descriptions of new fish species from Belize, Tobago, Cook Islands, and Australia. She is on the editorial board for Copeia - the journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and the Steering Committee for the Caribbean Coral Reefs Ecosystems Program of the National Museum of Natural History. She has recently developed presentations entitled “Fishes!, Bizarre Beginnings Beneath the Sea: A Little Fish Story”, and “Galapagos: Way Beyond Darwin”. Dr. Baldwin has been featured in Smithsonian, Rodale Scuba Diving, More Magazine, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Miami Herald, and on the ABC television special Planet Earth 2000.

New England Aquarium
NOVA: Ape Genius Series
NOVA: Darwin's Darkest Hours Series
NOVA: Evolution Series
NOVA: Intelligent Design on Trial Series
Strange Days on Planet Earth Series
Women in Science