Sarah G. Allen, a scientist with a federal environmental agency, has studied marine birds and mammals from the Gulf of the Farallones, California, to Antarctica. Joe Mortenson, formerly of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, is the author ofAnimal Behavior: Theory and ResearchandWhale Songs and Wasp Maps. Sophie Webb, a director of Oikonos, is the illustrator of several field guides includingA Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America.
Sophie Webb is often at sea. Research ships have taken her to many shores, including those of Hawaii, Mexico, Central and South America, Alaska, and the Antarctic. Her ornithological illustrations appear in A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America, of which she is co-author. She lives in Bolinas, California.