BRAD MATSEN has been a merchant seaman, charter pilot, and commercial fisherman, and is currently the senior editor of National Fisherman magazine. He is the author of several books about the Northwest and a documentary for PBS. He lives in Seattle, Washington. From his treetop studio in Ketchikan, Alaska, RAY TROLL draws and paints fishy images that migrate 'round the globe into museums, onto T-shirts, and into books. Basing his "out of the ooze and born to cruise" images on the latest scientific research, Ray brings street smarts to the world of ichthyology and paleontology. Previous collaborations with Brad Matsen include PLANET OCEAN and SHOCKING FISH TALES. Ray and his wife, Michelle, have two kids.