On the Perilous Future of the Oceans

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), humanity’s carbon-emitting ways could significantly affect the future of the planet’s oceans. Since 2013, the NRDC has collaborated with 11 other entities in an effort to examine the impact of carbon emissions on the ocean and on current patterns of climate change. In the worst scenario, society… Read More

On Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in American History, Hurricane Isaac struck New Orleans and ravaged the area with 16 inches of rain and abrasive 80-mph gusts of wind. The Bayou, still recovering from Katrina’s wrath seven years ago, experienced severe flooding as the Mississippi River swelled past its banks. More… Read More

On the Evolutionary History of Billfish

The Old Narrative When I travel to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, I traverse the Rickenbacker Bridge which overlooks Biscayne Bay. Miami, like much of South Florida, is a haven for large game fish like marlins, mackerel, and tuna. Or, at least, it once was. Conservationists and fishermen alike have collaborated to… Read More