Celebrated sea captain James Cook implanted a British flag down into the rocky, icy ground on the shore of South Georgia in 1775. When he did so, he claimed ownership of the icy, mountainous Antarctic island not only for his country’s humans, but, inadvertently, also for its rodents. From the arrival of Cook onward, ships […]
Carl Safina is one of six conservation heroes in the running for the quarter million-dollar Indianapolis Prize INDIANAPOLIS – Officials from the Indianapolis Prize today named the Safina Center’s Carl Safina as one of six Finalists for the world’s leading award for animal conservation. Carl Safina joins conservation heroes Dr. Joel Berger, Dr. P. Dee Boersma, […]
During my field time in writing Beyond Words, I often dictated notes into a little digital recorder. While in the wild, there were a couple of opportunities to record sounds from some of the exact same individual wolves and killer whales (orcas) who I write about in the book. I find these callings extraordinarily haunting. […]
By Erica Cirino There are many people who believe whales and dolphins do not belong in aquariums and marine parks, and for good reason: When you put a large, highly intelligent animal that naturally travels a hundred or more miles a day into a small concrete tank, the results aren’t pretty. The animals suffer increased […]
Stony Brook University recently featured Carl Safina in a short film asking him “5 questions” about his college experience and the importance of mentorship this January, which is National Mentoring Month. Check out the video!
In decades of birding, the best viewing two naturalists have ever seen of a very rare bird Photos by Carl Safina, text by John Turner Tipped off by a phone message from Carl Safina who was watching Common Nighthawks foraging over the Seatuket Mill Pond on Long Island, I headed down around 5:00 o’clock in the […]