New Dawn for the Dusky Shark

Earlier this month, ocean conservation nonprofit Oceana sued the administration for its failure to address and protect the dusky shark.  Dusky sharks are found throughout world waters, including off of Cape Cod. Considered to be highly migratory, these sharks can live upwards of 40 years but do not reach sexual maturity until they’re about 20, […]

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A Call for a Cull

On Jan.21, 2017, the French island of Reunion lost another life to a shark attack; Alexander Nussance. This was the eighth death in the area out of 20 shark attacks off of the island since 2011. Pro-surfer Jeremy Flores posted a tribute to the young bodyboarder and Kelly Slater, arguably the most famous surfer alive, […]

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Orca Obits

Star of Blackfish, and quite possibly the worlds most infamous orca, Tilikum died this morning after battling a variety of illnesses including a drug-resistant bacterial lung infection. At the present time, the reason for the killer whale’s death is unknown. Tilikum called SeaWorld in Orlando his home after being caught off of Iceland in 1983 […]

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A Life of Tides

Around the bend from Wellfleet Harbor, Jim O’Connell slides out of his white Ford F150 into the emerging sand. He clips his olive hip waders onto his belt as the salty waters seep out into Cape Cod Bay. From the shore, his truck is one of many that dot the curving horizon 400 yards off […]

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The High Seas

In its legal definition, the high seas is the water 200 nautical-miles off shore. This is effectively the last frontier when it comes to no mans’ land, leaving the fisherman and fish at the mercy of each other and the elements. There is no regulation on how many or the methods used to catch the […]

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Update

Tomorrow is the last official day for blogging in this class, but hopefully not the end of this blog! I’ve really enjoyed covering this and looking for some original stories on my own (two in process, one I do not have time to edit by tomorrow and the other is on a currently missing camera […]

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Relocation

This morning on the way to class I saw the following tweet from environmentalist and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben: At least 31 Alaskan cities and towns ‘at risk of imminent destruction’ from climate change, says NYT https://t.co/f84CJXNPiN — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) November 29, 2016 I clicked on the story, thinking to myself ’31 towns, […]

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