About the Authors Hello Readers! My name is Polly Dexter, co-author of LifeintheOcean. I will graduate this year with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I can't wait to be a teacher because I will get to learn new things every day while helping readers like you to discover how this big wide world works and what you can do in it. My favorite ocean animals are Jellyfish because they are graceful swimmers and some even glow inthe dark using bioluminescence! My name is Leslie Childers and I am a senior Early Childhood Education major at Ashland University! I want to be a teacher because my elementary teachers inspired me and I want to inspire my students one day as well. My favorite ocean animal would have to be a seahorse because they are the only species on Earth in which the males have the babies! Hello! My name is Tristan Renninger and I am a senior at Ashland University and will be receiving a dual licensure in Early Childhood Education and Intervention Specialist. I want to be a teacher because I want to make sure that my students always have a comfortable and positive place to learn and grow. My favorite part of the ocean is the coral reef because of all of the beautiful colors it produces.