Joe Spring is an online science editor at Smithsonian Magazine. He writes the free Field and Lab newsletter about science, sports, adventure, and exploration. You can subscribe here.

He has written for Smithsonian, Outside, The New York Times, SB Nation, Hakai, Canoe and Kayak, Sierra, and the Santa Fean, among others. He has shot stills and videos for Outside, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, and The New York Times.

He has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism from Columbia University in New York City and has worked in the US Virgin Islands, California, and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a biologist for the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He can be reached at josephspring (at) gmail.com.