Ret Talbot is an award-winning freelance journalist who covers fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. His work can be found in publications such as Discover Magazine, National Geographic, Mongabay, Ocean Geographic, Coral Magazine, and Yale Environment 360. He is the creator of the Beyond Data Podcast and The Good Catch - A Fisheries-centric Blog, and you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter, where he frequently uses the hashtag #DataMatter. His books include Banggai Cardinalfish (Reef to Rainforest 2013) and the forthcoming Coral Reefs (Timber Press 2021). Talbot lives on the coast of Maine with his wife, scientific illustrator Karen Talbot.