A recent publication by Duke Marine Lab affiliates reveals trends in coastal habitat restoration research and suggests ways this research field can move forward towards effective conservation.
coasts, conservation, Duke Marine Lab, marine studies, oceans, St. Croix – 2018, students, travel
After dinner, Jer brought his guitar out to the dinner table to play us a few songs. We passed the guitar around and revealed some hidden talent in the group. What started off as aContinue reading
conservation, Duke Marine Lab, marine studies, oceans, St. Croix – 2018, students, travel
Tide Pools and Turtles
Last night we were surprised to hear that we would be having the night patrol off, until roughly an hour later when a message came through saying a turtle had been spotted. I had hadContinue reading
marine studies, oceans, St. Croix – 2018, students, travel
Ode to a Leatherback
With a gust we are blown from Chart House, over yonder to the gathering at camp. Bug bites from last, with spray we must douse, by the faint red light of a headlamp. A ricketyContinue reading
Building an Oyster Reef in the Choctawhatchee Bay
After years of studying and writing about restoration, Erika Zambello (MEM’15) had a rewarding experience building an oyster reef with her own two hands.
Taking in the Touch Tanks
Over two Saturdays in October, Erika Zambello (MEM’15) was in charge of water touch tanks in back-to-back outdoor festivals. The experience was much more than she anticipated.
2017 Trip, CEM, coasts, Duke Marine Lab, marine studies, oceans, travel
Give them a break! Spinner dolphin tours in Hawaii
Access to public resources is something that most Americans would likely agree is an important right. Enjoying and utilizing our natural environments, such as parks, beaches or waterways, is something everyone should be able toContinue reading
2017 Trip, CEM, coasts, conservation, Duke Marine Lab, marine studies, oceans, travel
I find myself conflicted every time I’m presented with the opportunity to interact with marine mammals. The rational part of my brain says I should respect these intelligent creatures and keep my distance, but anotherContinue reading
2017 Trip, CEM, coasts, conservation, Duke Marine Lab, oceans
Hawaiian Felines: Friend or Foe?
Feral cats in Hawaii are viewed as either cute and cuddly creatures or the pathway to native extinctions.
alumni, coasts, conservation, environmental policy, ESC, leadership, oceans, water
Delisting the Manatee
Sigh. These days it’s no fun to read the news. Most of the environmental stories are bad, and even the “good” ones don’t hold up to closer inspection. Take the West Indian Manatee, which livesContinue reading