I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Erin Sams Cooper, a Colorado-based environmentalist, floodplain specialist, ocean advocate and family friend. Erin serves as an advisory board member for the Colorado Ocean Coalition, an organization working to promoteContinue reading
We have just gotten back from a weekend of camping here along the Infiernillo, where our class has seen and experienced such a variety of sights, sounds, and stories that it is hard to tieContinue reading
More rational coastal zone planning could save vacation home owners a lot of money and save fishermen a livelihood.
It was the first truly warm day in Malibu, California—nearing 70 degrees. The sun had come up early, and sunshine poured down over the landscape in long sweeps of gold. I looked eagerly out theContinue reading
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. ” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Mantas are mysterious ocean wanderers. They have a grace unparalleled on land. Watching them underwater feels like an otherworldly experience. Thinking of them makes me long for the sea.
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About half of the world’s photosynthesis, known as net primary production, occurs in the sea.
Though controversial, responsibly feeding sharks has created a win-win where livelihoods are generated from dive tourism while the reef and its predators including bull sharks, lemon sharks, trevally and groupers return to healthy abundancesContinue reading
For many years, ecology focused on how competition for space and resources determined communities in nature (bottom-up controls). The field was revolutionized with growing understanding of how keystone predators effect ecosystems from the top-down. ArguablyContinue reading
@LGBTQIA+ folks, we welcome you to Duke Marine Lab! On Feb 16-17, 2017, Duke Marine Lab held a P.R.I.D.E. and Trans 101 training to educate and raise awareness about people with marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
MEM-CEM Brianna Elliott recaps her three semesters in Duke’s Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, discussing how it has been a keystone of her time at the Nicholas School.