Peter Batson is a science writer and photographer based in New Zealand. His work has taken him from Equator to Pole and down into the depth of the ocean aboard submersibles. Peter’s first book Deep New Zealand: blue water, black abyss won the environment-writing section in the 2004 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Today he works for Deep Ocean Expeditions as a project scientist. Peter wrote the deep sea and open ocean sections of this book.