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, […]Read more "New Dawn for the Dusky Shark"
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, […]Read more "A Call for a Cull"
If there’s something I will always thank my parents for, it’s for telling me never to dumb myself down. And I haven’t. I’ve always pushed myself (sometimes too hard) to achieve the best and sometimes it pays off and other times it doesn’t. Upon the completion of my college degree, I moved out to the […]Read more "A brief rant before new posts"
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 […]Read more "Orca Obits"
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 […]Read more "A Life of Tides"
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 […]Read more "The High Seas"
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 […]Read more "Update"