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Carl Safina Named A Finalist For 2014 Indianapolis Prize

Homepage, News on April 8th, 2014 1 Comment

Carl Safina, Ph.D., is one of six exceptional conservationists advancing as a finalist for the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Selected from a group of 39 nominees, Safina is in the running for $250,000 along with Joel Berger, Ph.D.; Gerardo Ceballos, Ph.D.; Carl Jones, Ph.D.; Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.; and […]

Killing swans is a bad idea

For the Birds, Homepage, Mute Swans, News on March 5th, 2014 1 Comment

Originally posted on Feb 21, 2014 I was driving my daughter to her boyfriend’s house. About 20 mute swans were floating in the shallows near the shore of Conscience Bay in the Long Island Sound. I wondered whether, in all good conscience, I should ruin my daughter’s swan swoon. “Take a good look at […]

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Eating seafood: Health boon or health threat?

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, Homepage, Mercury in seafood on February 24th, 2014 No Comments

 Previously posted on Huffington Post 2/13/2014: By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown Since 2001, the federal government has issued warnings about the risks associated with eating certain fish that contain high levels of mercury. For decades, human industrial activities have emitted large amounts of mercury in the air, which then settles in our waters […]

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Watch the First Season of “Saving the Ocean” for FREE on

Homepage, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on October 15th, 2013 1 Comment

With Saving the Ocean, our focus is on people who have solutions.   It is also beautiful, bringing viewers into the majesty and magic of the sea while showcasing practical innovation. Saving the Ocean is a new kind of TV nature series.   By showing solutions, we give you a glimpse of what’s possible—a vision of hope.  […]

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