The steep limestone cliffs of Raja Ampat, rising from warm, limpid water create shade and currents that allow species normally seen only at depth like these gorgonian sea fans to occur in amazingly shallow water. This sort of natural experiment varying light illustrates how these species that rely more on filter feeding than photosynthesis are often outcompeted in the shallows by those corals that capture light more effectively. #Indonesia #RajaAmpat #Travel #Diving #underwaterphotography #Underwater #ecology #ecotourism #lindbladexpeditions #corals #coral
Doing nothing about climate change will make us look like a ship of fools.
Fall semester is coming to a close, and with registration set – solidly?- Spring semester is in near sight. For the overburdened or procrastinators, this is an opportunity to play catch up on that which has been piled aside. However, perhaps the ultimate procrastination isn’t cramming for exams, but our tendency to reflect at an ending rather than throughout the thing. It’s from the point of an ending that we look back and see “time through the ages,” unfolding to this point which is about to close or we are about to fall off from. This is the movie scene […]
Erika checks out Lady Bird Lake in the heart of Austin, Texas.
Fishes introduced to the Biedouw River in the South African cape have become a severe conservation challenge. There is no easy solution for protecting the endangered endemic fishes.
Paul Ryan's ascension to the Speaker of the House brought new tidings of hope and change. But some things, like Ryan's dismal environmental record, look to remain the same.
Carolina Tiger Rescue is a sanctuary in Pittsboro that currently houses almost 50 animals: tigers, lions, caracals, servals, cougars, ocelots, and kinkajous. A few weeks ago I got to tour the sanctuary with the Duke Conservation Society, a student group at the Nicholas School.