Dr. Carole C. Baldwin
is a well-respected authority on marine biology, especially tropical-marine
and deep-sea fishes.
Her face will be familiar to any of you who have
seen the Smithsonian 3-D IMAX film, Galapagos, for which she was a scientific
advisor and on-air talent.
She grew up in coastal South Carolina and studied
at James Madison University, the College of Charleston and the College
of William and Mary.
Dr. Baldwin has published over four dozen scientific articles,
and her work includes the discovery of new species of fishes in Belize,
Tobago, Cook Islands, Australia, El Salvador and the Galápagos
Islands. She is a council member of the Biological Society of Washington, on the advisory board for the Caribbean
Coral Reef Ecosystems Program, and a member of the core team planning a new exhibit about oceans at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
She has been featured in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Rodale
Scuba Diving, and More magazines, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles
Times, The International Herald Tribune, and on CNN and the ABC television
special Planet Earth 2000.
In 2001, her website at www.mnh.si.edu/expeditions/galapagos
was selected as a Hot New Site by USA Today. In 2003, she was inducted
into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
Dr. Baldwin has devoted much time to sharing
her experiences as a marine biologist with school students and the general
public and is a positive role model for young girls considering careers
She is senior author of One Fish, Two Fish, Crawfish,
Bluefish -- The Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood Cookbook (Smithsonian
Books, 2003), a marine conservation project featuring educational information
and recipes from professional chefs for U.S. seafood species fished or
farmed in an ecologically sound manner.
Dr. Baldwin resides in the Division
of Fishes at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural
History, where she has worked as a research biologist since 1992.