Text and photos by Carl Safina You’d think that, with an ongoing environmental disaster caused by a foreign corporation, the U.S. government would be OK with letting the public see what’s going on. Land of the free, right? Well, not necessarily. Among the latest and most enraging developments in the ongoing Gulf oil blowout catastrophe […]
July 4th. Dauphin Island, Alabama. Two-hundred-and-thirty-four years ago, The United States won its independence from, guess who: the British. Not so fast. At the end of the road is a public park clearly marked “OPEN.” It’s noon when I approach what looks like a little temporary trailer-style guard station at the entrance. A young guy […]
Guest blog by Stephen Dishart, Executive Director, Blue Ocean Institute To view Carl’s TEDx Oil Spill lecture click here. Safina points to gross negligence as the cause of the spill With a remarkable agenda of speakers, the hottest topic on the planet and a crowd of environmental experts and others eager for the latest word […]
Text and photos by Carl Safina After flying to the site of the blowout, I drove to Grand Isle, Louisiana. Everywhere across the extensive marshes, in any sweep of view, tools of the oil industry pierced the skyline. Oil has hit heavily here. And the residents are not happy. Who can blame them?
Text and photos by Carl Safina On June 10, I returned to ground zero, the site of the ongoing oil blowout. James Fox shot this video. I took still pictures. The Delta in Louisiana is astonishing in many ways, not least that people live so aquatic an existence in a place so fraught with lethal […]
Text and photos by Carl Safina During the second week of June, I got a boat to take me out Alabama’s Perdido Pass and into the open Gulf. We were interested in rumors of dead fish floating 15 miles from shore. We saw some very light slicks close to shore. Schools of False Albacore (Little […]