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One evening, I noticed groups of ﬁshes schooling at the surface. They were progressing around the curve of the harbor and heading for the open sea, but they did not proceed in a straight line. The schools were 20 to 30 feet across. They would swim in one direction for a minute or two and then suddenly the schools would change direction, so that the ﬁsh that had been at the back of the school became the leaders. I sat up there wondering, if they wanted to go out to sea, from point A to point B, why don’t they just do it?
S. There are second (Kohn), third (Loya), fourth (Harvell, Shulman, Dacey), and ﬁfth (Nowlis) generations of the Hutchinson tree among the individuals I have interviewed, and third- (Wainwright, Glynn) and fourth- (Fautin, Koehl) generation members of the Smith tree. Another instructor in the ﬁrst Penikese class of 1873 was David Starr Jordan, who had been a student of Louis Agassiz. Jordan became president of Stanford University and was instrumental in the establishment of Hopkins Marine Station.
As you will discover, many of the scientists interviewed have been inﬂuenced by these and other distinguished academic lineages. These lineages form webs, which weave among one another through collaborative efforts at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and senior scientist levels. Furthermore, the scientists featured in this volume have been educated and have worked at institutions that have a long tradition of excellence in the natural sciences. Will the next generation have the beneﬁt of the same traditions?