The Extreme Life of the Sea

About the Authors

Stephen R. Palumbi, Ph.D.,
is the Director of the Hopkins Marine Station and the Harold A. Miller Professor of Marine Science at Stanford University. He is one of today's leading marine scientists. His previous work has appeared in publications from the New York Times to the Seattle Times, and he has contributed to or been interviewed by the BBC/Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and National Geographic. His film projects include the BBC series The Future Is Wild, the History channel's Life after People, and the Short Attention Span Science Theater. He is also the author of The Death and Life of Monterey Bay and The Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change. Website:
Anthony R. Palumbi
is Stephen's son. After growing up on the beaches of O'ahu and in the suburbs of Boston, he fled winters by moving to California. Graduating from Stanford University in 2006 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Ultimate Frisbee, he worked in both the film and video game industries before striking out as a writer. Today, he writes about science and video games for several outlets. He has written extensively for Electronic Arts' video game The Sims 3 and continues consulting for the industry. His nonfiction work about modern culture from the eyes of the next generation has been published by The Atlantic and ThinkProgress, and his fiction by The Peninsula Paper. Tony maintains a blog titled I Drop Things and is finishing his first novel. He lives and works in San Mateo, California along with the world's most talented Frisbee dog.