This book is the account of a unique set of experiences in American higher education in which 11-12 graduate students in the sciences applied to participate in the International Indian Ocean Expedition of 1964 aboard the R/V Te Vega, a 134 foot schooner. The cruises were organized around the normal quarter-system academic calendar of Stanford University. Four faculty members participated in the training of the graduate students in marine biology and oceanography. Each student was encouraged to pursue an individual research project that might be carried back to his or her home institution to serve as the basis for a graduate degree. In addition, all the faculty and students collaborated in the publication of an original research paper based on the scientific results of Cruise 5.
Spent two years as a Naval officer on the USS Manatee before returning to Stanford to attend graduate school in marine biology. BA and MA degrees in Biological Science from Stanford University, Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Postdoctoral research in cell biology at the Laboratory for Quantitative Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. Taught invertebrate zoology, marine biology and marine ecology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Oregon State University, Bodega Marine Laboratory of the University of California, and the Friday Harbor Laboratories of the University of Washington. Joined the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University as an assistant professor and retired as a Professor Emeritus of Biological Science. Presently residing in Tallahassee, Florida.