Meet Dr. Greg Skomal, the scientist you heard featured in the Greenland Shark podcast. We asked Dr. Skomal a few questions about himself and here is what he had to say about life as a scientist.
Where do you work?
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.
What do you study?
I study the life history, ecology, and physiology of sharks.
What are three titles you would give yourself?
Biologist, diver, photographer.
What do you like to do when you are not working?
My work involves both field and laboratory efforts. By far, the latter, which includes time both on and under the water is the most fun. When I am not working, I spend time with my family.
What do you like most about science?
Making sense out of nature. That is, collecting data about sharks, then putting all the pieces of a puzzle together to assemble a discovery. The whole process involves physical and mental exertion as well as a bunch of creativity.