Carl talks tuna on the National Geographic website.
Following National Geographic Channel’s announcement of its upcoming TV show, “Wicked Tuna,” and my consequent slam, I received a phone call inviting me to Nat Geo headquarters. Our discussion seemed a big improvement over their press release. Yes, really. As announced, this show will feature commercial fishing for bluefin tuna. With or without the cameras, […]
Original blog posted in Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-safina/national-geographic-channel-wicked-tuna_b_1207859.html Well, people, what an incredibly long drop it’s been since the electrifying National Geographic TV specials of my youth, whose mere opening theme notes would raise the hair on my neck. It seems almost like the scenario of a post-apocalyptic surrealist satire, unimaginable just a few years back: […]
Here’s how I can tell if an environmental news story has permeated the public consciousness: my 86-year old mother phones to tell me about it. She doesn’t have a computer, just her morning newspaper. So when she called to read to me that a single bluefin tuna had sold at wholesale auction in Tokyo for […]
First published on The Huffington Post. On May 27, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it won’t list Atlantic bluefin tuna as endangered. (Note timing: a Friday before a 3-day holiday.) The decision is understandable. The warm-blooded giant bluefin tuna can exceed half a ton and swim at highway speeds. Though also extremely […]
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 […]