Curtis Ebbesmeyer holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Washington. Media worldwide have turned to his expertise on ocean currents and floating objects. Each year, Curt presents a booth and talks at beachcomber fairs in Alaska, Florida, and Washington, as well as hosting the radio program Flotsam Hour, in which listeners call in with interesting flotsam (like Antiques Roadshow for ocean currents). Four times a year he publishes a newsletter, Beachcombers Alert!, telling of interesting flotsam reported to the headquarters of the Beachcombers and Oceanographers International Association. Reporting flotsam to the Beachcombers Alert! blog will provide information for future issues of the Beachcombers Alert!
Author Faye Hueston shared the story of her personal struggle with environmental illness and the long search she undertook to find a cure.