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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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How to Catch Fish and Save Fisheries

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen on October 21st, 2012 1 Comment

By Carl Safina and Brett Jenks This week, top environmental ministers from 168 countries descended upon Hyderabad, India. Their goal: agree on how to protect 10 percent of the world’s ocean, a target they set two years ago under the Convention on Biological Diversity.  You might be thinking, same old story —easy to agree on […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish Part 4: From Beautiful Novelty to Marine Invader

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on September 24th, 2012 1 Comment

Carl was a guest blogger on Mark Bittman’s column on NY Times.com. This was originally posted on September 18, 2012. How Did The World’s Most Beautiful Reef Fish Become the Seas’ Worst Alien Invader? Over the course of the last week, our Saving the Ocean video crew touched shores and reefs of the Bahamas, Florida, […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish Part 3: The Newest Fish in the Kitchen

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on September 22nd, 2012 1 Comment

Carl was a guest blogger on Mark Bittman’s column on NY Times.com. This was originally posted on September 10, 2012. In my last two posts we discovered that the world’s worst invading alien might be a fish, native to the west Pacific and Indian Ocean, that is now spreading out of control in the Atlantic […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish, Part 2: Counterattack

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on September 6th, 2012 1 Comment

Carl was a guest blogger on Mark Bittman’s column on NY Times.com. This was originally posted on August 27, 2012. In my last post I described how the lionfish, native to the Indian Ocean and west Pacific, now infest just about every reef and wreck in the west Atlantic from Venezuela to Rhode Island. They […]

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Scourge of the Lionfish, Part 1: The Scourge

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, PBS Television Show: "Saving the Ocean" on August 27th, 2012 2 Comments

Carl was a guest blogger on Mark Bittman’s column on NY Times.com. This was originally posted on August 22, 2012. About 20 years ago, one of the world’s most beautiful and otherworldly fish, the lionfish, started showing up in south Florida and the Caribbean. Now, they’re—let’s face it—they’re a plague. Millions of them now live […]

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Questions for Carl

The View From Lazy Point on March 7th, 2011 2 Comments

Question from reader: I just finished reading View from Lazy Point and and I wanted to know how you craft such a lyrical, beautiful book using so much scientific reference material? Answer from Carl Safina: I have a bit of a system. I have an idea of what I want to cover. I travel to […]

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Did Outsider Pressure Speed The End Of Japan’s Antarctic Whaling—Or Prolong It?

Whales on February 28th, 2011 10 Comments

Japan’s Antarctic whalers have given up the season early, having killed few whales. But I wonder: If Westerners had ignored Japan’s whaling, would its whaling have died sooner, of its own internal economic problems? Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose boats have for several years harassed Japan’s whaling vessels in the Antarctic, claim victory http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-110217-1.html. Sea […]

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