Whitney Anderson

Whitney Anderson

MARINE Scholar
Dive Master

Some of my earliest memories involve the ocean. Once when I was six or seven I watched a documentary on the giant squid. It said something to the effect that no one had ever seen one alive, but they knew that they existed because their remains had been found in the bellies of Sperm Whales. I decided that I was going to be the first person to see one alive. So on a family camping trip in Baja California, I searched every tide pool, inlet, and beach in the area and was upset to find not much more than anemones and sea crabs. My passion for the ocean has continued to intensify throughout my life and today I am a scuba dive master studying international marine policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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