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 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 in science.

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.