L.K. Ward is a former science writer for the Ocean Portal and a graduate of Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California. Currently an Earth Science Video Producer for NASA, L.K. worked as a science writer chronicling National Geographic scientific and exploratory expeditions around the world prior to joining the Smithsonian team. If L.K. had to choose a favorite animal, it would be Tylosaurus - because who doesn’t love giant prehistoric ocean dinosaurs.