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Dr. Tierney Thys  

Marine Biologist Who Studies the Mola Mola, The World's Largest Bony Fish

With their enormous, odd bodies, peaceful habits and lust for jellyfish, these giants can be key to understanding life in the open ocean.

Thys and her team are tagging and tracking molas worldwide to learn about how they live, and how climate change may be affecting all ocean life.

Thys is also director of research at the Sea Studios Foundation, a team of scientists and filmmakers that makes media to raise awareness of environmental issues -- including the PBS series Strange Days on Planet Earth (now heading for its second season) and targeted videos that influence policymakers and businesspeople.

Sea Studios was also instrumental in helping eBay stop the trading of invasive species.

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