ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kevin McLean Bailey started his career as a marine fisheries biologist and ecologist in 1974 after graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His first assignment was on a Japanese crab fishing ship in the eastern Bering Sea for 4 months taking biological measurements on the catch, and then on a pollock factory trawler in the Bering Sea. He later earned his PhD from the University of Washington. He attained a Senior Scientist level at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, where he published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington and in 2008 was awarded the Sette Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in marine fisheries by the American Fisheries Society. He left NOAA in 2013 to write full time. His wife is an oceanographer at the Polar Science Center at the University of Washington and Institute for Systems Biology and they have two grown, happy and successful boys and two delightful grandchildren.