Julia Whitty is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction: Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild OceanThe Fragile Edge: Diving & Other Adventures in the South Pacific; and A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga. She is environmental correspondent at Mother Jones and a blogger at Deep Blue Home and MoJo Blue Marble. She speaks on oceans, the environment, and writing. 

Loath to trade on Shark Week sensibilities, Whitty’s rapture is more subtle, grand, intelligent and cosmological. Her prose is supple and scientifically informed (a rare and graceful mix), her intimacies with the ocean’s curiosities captivate.
— The New York Times