Dr. Daniel Costa

"Kismet: When Your Subject Becomes Your Collaborator"


Dan Costa, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, researches the adaptations of marine mammals and seabirds to life in the marine environment. For more than 40 years, Costa has traveled the world to study marine animals, from albatrosses and seals to penguins and seabirds. He’s also been featured in KQED’s QUEST TV program, “Why I Do Science.”