Archive for Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out

A Sea in Flames

Climate Change, Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out, News, Pollution, Travels on May 6th, 2015 No Comments

Though a bit imprecise, the time, approximately 9:50 p.m. on April 20, 2010, marks the end of knowing much precisely. A floating machinery system roughly the size of a forty-story hotel has for months been drilling into the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico. Its creators have named the drilling rig “Deepwater Horizon.” Oil […]

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Why U.S. East Coast Should Stay Off-Limits to Oil Drilling

Climate Change, For the Birds, Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out, News, Pollution, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Whales on March 10th, 2015 No Comments

When it comes to the Obama administration’s recent move to open portions of the Atlantic coast to oil exploration, I’m a bit out of synch with environmentalists who are worried about the big spill. They warn of another Deepwater Horizon or Exxon Valdez-type fiasco coming to the Southeast. But to me, it’s just about the […]

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Gulf Blowout Aftermath: Two Years and Worsening

Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out on April 23rd, 2012 3 Comments

When the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico blew out in 2010 and then was finally capped months later, there was room for optimism that the aftermath would not be as bad as feared. Fish were abundant because fishing had been closed, and most seemed to survive the oil itself. Marsh grasses were growing […]

Oil and Herring Don’t Mix by Carl Safina

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out on January 23rd, 2012 1 Comment

original blog posted in Huffington Post on 1/17/12: When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region’s herring. Now we have a new study of herring, […]

New book – A Sea in Flames and new TV series Saving the Ocean airs on PBS

Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out, News, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean", The View From Lazy Point on January 27th, 2011 5 Comments

Check your local PBS listings for the first two episodes of “Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina“. And look for Carl’s new book, which was released on April 19th: “A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout“ Click here for upcoming events, media appearances and ongoing reviews for Safina’s new book, The View From […]

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Mission Blue: The Wake-Up Call

Climate Change, Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out, News on January 12th, 2011 2 Comments

January 11, 2011, NatGeo NewsWatch:  Aboard ship in the Gulf of Mexico, Carl Safina talks with Sylvia Earle about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its aftermath. “It was a wake-up call,” says Carl, “and I hope we don’t hit the snooze button because it will happen again. There are thousands of rigs. There is […]

Toxic Brew

Climate Change, Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out, News on September 3rd, 2010 1 Comment

The following article by Carl Safina appeared in Audubon Magazine’s Special Report: The BP Gulf Oil Spill.  To view the original article, click here. Compared with a similar stretch of American coast or area of open ocean, the Gulf of Mexico has an unusually rich concentration of wildlife. Certain species that roam the open Atlantic […]

Oil catastrophe wasn't just an accident

Climate Change, Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, For the Birds, Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out, News on July 28th, 2010 No Comments

The following op-ed by Carl Safina appeared on July 28, 2010 Editor’s note:  Carl Safina writes about how the ocean is changing and what it means for wildlife and for people. A MacArthur fellow, Pew fellow and Guggenheim fellow, he is adjunct professor at Stony Brook University and president of Blue Ocean Institute. His […]

Carl Safina Commits 4th of July Felony. Guilty Plea Entered by Carl Safina.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out, News on July 6th, 2010 6 Comments

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 […]

Happy Independence Day; Let The Revolution Resume

Gulf of Mexico Oil Blow-Out on July 6th, 2010 7 Comments

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 […]