As a young kid growing up in the Midwest, I could be found either exploring out in the woods near my house or hunkered down in front of the TV for a nature documentary. My favorite show was The Undersea World of Jacque Cousteau. The show first aired in 1966 when I turned 2. I was probably too young to remember much back then, but the show ran until I turned 12 in 1976. I, along with many others, sat amazed at this world that was hidden from view. This show probably helped guide my education which ultimately led to my PhD in marine biology.