Dr. Robert Ballard
Dr. Ballard is best known for his historic discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the sunken R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, President Kennedy’s PT 109, and numerous other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world. During his long career, he has conducted more than 150 deep-sea expeditions using the latest in exploration technology. Ballard also spends a great deal of time involved in various educational outreach programs. In 2008, he secured the E/V Nautilus, which has become his flagship for exploration and which docks regularly at AltaSea.
Zoe Allen is a marine science educator at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center. During her time as an educator, she has focused on developing curriculum and classes for both aquariums that align with Next Generation Science Standards. In 2018, she co-wrote the curriculum for the Sustainable Aquaculture Pilot Program of which the Project Blue, At Home Edition of Sustainable Aquaculture Program is based off of.
Zoe earned her Bachelor of Science in marine biology from California State University, Long Beach. During her time as an undergraduate student, she volunteered in research labs, interned at the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro, and also worked at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.