Carl Safina’s writing about the living world has won a MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew and Guggenheim fellowships; book awards from the National Academies, the Lannan Foundation, and Orion Magazine; and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He grew up raising pigeons, training hawks and owls, and spending as many days and nights outside and on the water as he could. Safina’s studies of seabirds earned him a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University. He is the first Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University, and founder of the not-for-profit Safina Center. His writing appears in the New York Times, Time, Audubon, National Geographic, on the web at CNN.com, Medium, HuffPost, and elsewhere, and his PBS series Saving the Ocean can be viewed online. Carl lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife, Patricia, and their dogs and feathered friends.