Hi, I’m Al Trujillo, a Professor of Oceanography and co-Director of the Oceanography Program at Palomar College. I am also the lead author of Essentials of Oceanography, the world’s best-selling college-level oceanography textbook. In addition, I work as a naturalist for Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic and have worked aboard expedition vessels since 1991 in Southeast Alaska, Baja California, Iceland, and Antarctica (pictured above…and yes, those are penguins in the background!).
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