Beth Orcutt is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Maine. Beth has a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences from the University of Georgia, where she studied deep-sea microbes that eat oil and methane. She loves using robots and submarines to visit the seafloor to study the microbial denizens of the deep, and has spent over 500 days at sea. While at sea, Beth enjoys engaging the public in exploration through ship-to-shore education programs like Adopt A Microbe. The views expressed here are Dr. Orcutt’s and not reflective of the views of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences or her funding sources.