Salmon-fed Lobster Is (Not) a Made-up Luxury Meal

Image from University of Maine. Maine is running out of lobster bait. Is salmon the answer? Maine lobster is one of the more well-managed, sustainable, feel-good fisheries around - and it is particularly unique given the close coordination between fishermen, scientists, and government to share management. As a former scientist working on the Maryland blue... Continue Reading →

Why I Feel the Need to Be So R.A.D.

I spoke just a few weeks ago (and I'm sure before that, too) about how my primary focus here is to present positive news about the ocean and the environment - breakthroughs, discoveries, success stories, and the like. That said, a full 2/3 of all R.A.D. as Hell stories have depressing undertones or are rooted... Continue Reading →

Never Trust Happy Hour

Last Thursday I attended a presentation about local sea level rise completely unaware of the crushing despair and expensive therapy bills this decision would leave me with. There was a happy hour beforehand for chrissakes. How bad could it be? (Tellingly, it was a booze-free happy hour. My first sign?). Very bad, Johnny, very bad... Continue Reading →

Mature Writer Discusses “Blow” and Poop

Image from here. Blown Away: Measuring Hormones from Whale Blow at Sea “'For the first time, we don’t have to wait around for these whales to poop,' said Dr. Scott Kraus, vice president and senior science advisor at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium." [Emphasis added] That right there... Continue Reading →

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