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Carole Baldwin and lionfish sashimi. Photo Credit Barry Brown

Carole Baldwin

Curator of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History

In the waters off the coast of the southern Caribbean island of Curacao, Smithsonian marine biologist Carole Baldwin leads the Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) — a Smithsonian effort to explore life on poorly studied tropical deep reefs and monitor changes in these ecosystems over time.