Most of crew consisted of former naval officers .The First Officer, female, genius was a new naval cadet who graduated naval academy at fifteen. The ship was staffed with Former and retired Olympians and international naval officers. There were not many Science officers. Brent Matthews recruited Dr. Livingstone as a fellow Oceanographer to come with him.
Taylor Matthews could not help but to think of her ex-husband as she stared out the observation window out to sea. Brett had golden and sandy hair with streaks of dark brown hair and blue eyes. Brett could not help but to think of what brass always said about her and the other half he knew. She would tell the truth up to a point and do enough just to get by, survive to fight another day. Commander, career Navy, Brett Matthews ex-wife, legally separated but still married. She was mad because Brett wanted a divorce but came back to her quickly at night. In fact he could not sleep without her. She had caramel skin and caramel hair and eyes as dark as marbles. She the best engineer in the fleet they said to her. His other staff member was Angel Martinez, the best doctor in the fleet. Angel was a ladies man. Brett and Angel were mortal enemies, but would come through and do something nice once in a while. Both would save the day. Angel knew every inch of the old naval and submarine fleet.
Dr. Livingstone was curious and knew all the dialects and sounds in the ocean, and had knowledge of every animal that ever lived. She was a zoologist, linguist, and oceanographer. She found a unique way to converse with animals in the sea, and could turn that dialect into one that would communicate with animals in a parallel world. She could decipher whole languages and could talk to them through prehistoric hieroglyphics. She lived in an island in an old lighthouse house. She came on board the exploration mission to this parallel world where these Prehistoric animals thrived. She wanted to see them, be a part of the mission and was amazed at what she saw. She was skeptical of NOAA’s intent but once she relaxed, Brett and Dr. Livingstone bonded over oceanography.
Dr. Brett Matthews grew up watching the ships come in. He was brought up by a single mother. The sea was his escape, he watched and dreamed he had a family and was in another place altogether. He imagined far away places and wondered where the ships had been. These guys seemed to have everything that got off these ships. He stowed away as a child but local sailors found him and took him back home. One fell in love with his mother. His father was a three time divorcee but wanted a family and retirement as well.
Theodore Matthews drilled Brett in maritime, navigation, and seafaring. He had the discipline and family he always needed. His father made sure his application was accepted into the naval academy. Brett joined the military after high school was a career officer. He was surprised at the how quickly the time went by in the military. Brett was glad to retire but soon after that NOAA. They needed some to provide a cease fire someone without a past or future. Brent found the skins from the aquatic prehistoric animals or APA they were called. He would build the ship and he would pilot the mission to their world.