Principia’s Window to the Wild, Wild World

New biology professor Scott Eckert once lived underwater for ten days, spending six hours every night at the bottom of the ocean. For four months he lived in a tent on ocean ice in Antarctica, studying emperor penguins and watching killer whales whip beneath the surface. And every summer, Eckert spends two weeks a month on the island of Trinidad, monitoring leatherback sea turtle hatcheries and working to stop their accidental capture. So what’s he doing in Elsah, Illinois?