Big Love: The emotional lives of elephants

Photo by Wolf Ademeit

Adapted excerpt from Safina’s upcoming book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel, in stores July 14, 2015. Alison, fifty-one years old, is right—there, in that clump of palms—see? And there is Agatha, forty-four years old. And this one coming closer now is Amelia, also forty-four. Amelia continues approaching until, rather alarmingly, she is looming […]

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

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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.  […]

How to Catch Fish and Save Fisheries

Baja Sky, by Carl Safina

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 […]

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

Packing for export in Cozumel, Mexico

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, […]

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

Something new in the kitchen

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 […]

Scourge of the Lionfish, Part 1: The Scourge

Professor Mark Hixon is studying how lionfish affect native reef fish

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 […]