Whale Whisperer Don Pachico Mayoral is Gone

Carl Safina in conversation with Don Pachico Mayoral and his son Jesus in 2012 Photo: David Huntley

Don Pachico Mayoral, the first man to make physical contact and develop friendly relationships with some of the gray whales of Baja, Mexico, is gone.  A stroke took him on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. He was 72.  I met Don Pachico on the shore of San Ignacio Lagoon a couple of years ago while filming […]

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 […]