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Alberto Gonzales: Wildlife Inspector

Wildlife Inspector

Wildlife Inspector

Alberto González has a checklist 100 lines long of all the animals he’d like to see. As a wildlife inspector at the Port of Miami,...

Underwater archaeologist

Underwater archaeologist

As an underwater archaeologist for North Carolina’s Department of Cultural Resources, Southerly is currently excavating the infamous pirate Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, near Beaufort...

Nuclear physicist

Nuclear physicist

James Dunlop re-creates the big bang. At Brookhaven National Laboratory in the USA, he uses the electric fields of a particle accelerator to speed up...

Fossil collections manager

Behind a secure, unlabelled door in a back hallway of the American Museum of Natural History, Carl Mehling catalogues fossils in the Big Bone Room....

Engine builder

Engine builder

'The key to building a reliable engine is patience. The details matter and everything has to be just right - especially to produce a lot of...

Suspended animation scientist

'The biggest challenge is recognising whether you are on the path to a great discovery or have just spent six months gassing a bunch of worms for nothing.'...

Submarine commander

Submarine commander

How do you drive a 7 800-ton nuclear-powered submarine that's longer than a football field and capable of launching 16 Tomahawk cruise missiles? Very carefully,...

Mountain guide

Mountain guide

After he graduated from university, John Race considered law school - but an expedition to the Himalayas' Shishapangma Mountain changed the course of his career....

Aerospace physiologist

Aerospace physiologist

Navy Lieutenant-Commander Ellis Gayles is charged with keeping US military flight crews in optimal health while they're in the air - or, in the worst-case...

Grizzly DNA tracker

Grizzly DNA tracker

'We aren't studying the DNA of bears; we're using the DNA to study the population of bears - an important difference that sometimes gets overshadowed.'...

Flight demonstration pilot

Flight demonstration pilot

Meet Navy Lt CJ Simonsen who is a No 7 pilot for the US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron...

Navy sea lion trainer

Navy sea lion trainer

When Craig Swepston wants his athletes to perform, he reaches for a bucket of herring....

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