Julia Whitty

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JULIA WHITTY "was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and emigrated as a child to the United States with her Tasmanian father and Anglo-Indian mother. She holds dual American and Australian citizenships.

"Her latest book DEEP BLUE HOME: AN INTIMATE ECOLOGY OF OUR WILD OCEAN will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in July 2010.

"Her award-winning book THE FRAGILE EDGE: DIVING & OTHER ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2007.

"Her award-winning short story collection A TORTOISE FOR THE QUEEN OF TONGA was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2002.

"Whitty is environmental correspondent at Mother Jones and a blogger at The Blue Marble.

"A former filmmaker, her more than 70 nature documentaries have aired on PBS, Nature, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Outdoor Life Channel, Arts & Entertainment, and with many other broadcasters worldwide. Whitty is on the Board of Advisors of BlueVoice. She lives in California." [1]

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  1. About, Julia Whitty, accessed May 14, 2010.