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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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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Candidates and the Environment

For most, the sigh of relief regarding this presidential election is soon approaching. No matter what the outcome is, people will be upset and people will protest. I know in my case, the state of the environment is one of my biggest concerns and decision factors in voting. To me, global warming is the biggest […]

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Oceanic Politics

With only a few months left in office, President Obama has been a busy man in working to cement his legacy. From his recent actions, it seems like he is focusing on the environment given his expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, the creation of the Remote Pacific Islands National Marine Monument, and the designation of Northeast […]

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Apex predators, just off shore

I’ve always had a certain respect for the ocean. Growing up on the Cape I’ve always lived within minutes from the ocean. I’ve seen how the tides have shaped the shores, sandbars moving up and down the coast, and beaches being lost to erosion. Along with the shores, species have come and gone. With more […]

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Motion 53 in the Ocean: International committee votes to preserve 30% of ocean habitats

My approach to climate change and the topics surrounding it has often been a pessimistic one, often followed by the sentiment that we’re too far gone and that not enough people care.  In the words of Robert Swan, a polar explorer and environmentalist, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will […]

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