Building the Smithsonian's Sant Ocean Hall--like any major exhibition--was a major undertaking. Over the course of five years, it required hundreds of people with a vast array of skills and backgrounds. Many of these people worked on one aspect of the exhibit, such as the whale model, the fabrication, or the writing.
Dr. Carole Baldwin, was part of that core team. She is an expert on fish and is a Curator of Fishes at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. She brought the essential perspective of a marine biologist to the core team.