Stanford marine scientist on why he has the ‘best job in the whole world’

STEPHEN PALUMBI, professor of marine science at Stanford, was featured in a segment on KQED’s Education blog about why he studies the ocean. Palumbi, who is director of Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, says his love for science developed as a kid growing up in Baltimore. In this KQED QUEST video, Palumbi, an expert on the impact of climate change on corals and other marine animals, says everyone is a scientist. “Everybody has to get data in their life. They have to figure things out and they have to make up their mind, and that’s what a scientist is.”