Our PBS television series Saving the Ocean has brought me to the best place I’ve ever awoken on St. Patrick’s Day—Laguna San Ignacio, Baja, Mexico. We’re on the Pacific side, south of central on this extraordinarily rugged 800-mile peninsula. It’s a pretty bare place, sere and severe. The wind seems never to cease. And everything […]
PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean"
Monday, I had the pleasure of taking Peter Matthiessen (not only an iconic writer but also a personal hero of mine) out fishing off Montauk, New York, to witness the truly incredible spectacle of the autumn striped bass migration. My sister Lydia also joined us and is in one of the photos. The striped bass […]
Are cod beginning a recovery in New England? That’s a question we’re looking at for an episode of our PBS series Saving The Ocean. For centuries, cod were a major economic driver in New England and Atlantic Canada. They spurred settling of the New World and sent food everywhere from Europe to the Caribbean. They […]
Salmon have lots of problems in many places. But some places have solutions. One is the Nisqually River in Washington State. There, wild Chinook Salmon were eliminated decades ago by overfishing and habitat loss. Now, an unusual coalition of politicians, civic planners, wildlife managers, farmers, fishing folks, and the Nisqually Indians are engaged in a […]
For the next episode of our PBS television series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina, we visited the National Archives outside Boston with noted marine historians Bill Leavenworth and Karen Alexander. Seeing the stacks and stacks of information was bewildering. But our guides for this expedition led us directly to 150-year-old fishing logbooks that they […]
Netflix now offers Carl Safina’s PBS series Saving the Ocean. Join host Carl Safina as he chronicles the unsung heroes who are hard at work inventing and implementing solutions to save the world’s oceans. Most of us have heard about the effects overfishing, pollution and industry are having on the world’s oceans. It’s time for […]