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About Joe Hlebica

Joe Hlebica's love affair with the ocean began when his parents gave him his first mask and fins. Many years later, he attended the University of Oregon, where he studied education, science, journalism and foreign languages. After college graduation in 1977, he went to Japan, where for 15 years he worked as a teacher, translator, writer and scuba diving instructor. Joe returned to California in 1992 and took his current position with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography as a writer specializing in marine sciences.


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