Carl Safina

March for the Oceans; Make A Splash!

By Carl Safina and Sylvia Earle When the first World Oceans Day was held in 1992, the oceans were very different than today. The oceans were less acidic because less carbon dioxide had dissolved into them. They were a little cooler ...

Oceans in Balance

By Shawn Heinrichs As young child growing up on the Wild Coast of South Africa, the ocean I knew was a very different place than the ocean we know now. The ocean of my childhood was vast and unfathomably bountiful, ...

Project Pisces: Hidden ecosystems and lasting legacies

By Jessica Perelman, Guest Blogger Exploring the deep ocean is by no means a simple task. It is the great frontier, the endless unknown about which we know so little. Broadly defined as the ocean and seafloor lying below 200 meters, ...

The Opportunity in the Ross Sea

By John Weller, Safina Center Fellow The clock is ticking on one of our greatest environmental achievements. It is set to expire on December 1st, 2052. On October 28th of last year, in a stone fortress in the center of Hobart, ...

Menhaden, The Little Fish That Could—Won’t

Menhaden, the little fish that could, can’t. I mean, they can but they won’t. Because as of a few days ago, they’re not allowed to. This week they got another bad break from fisheries managers. Let me ...

One Fin, Two Fin, No Fin, Bluefin

By Carl Safina Atlantic Bluefin tuna might be the best studied marine fish in the world. But counting Bluefin in the wild is difficult. They can live several decades and reach 1,500 pounds, and they migrate across the ocean. It’s ...

The Great East Coast Return To Abundance—Your Help Needed

By Carl Safina One of the greatest recoveries on any coast is happening now. But it is threatened with reversal by one giant fishing corporation. Here’s what is happening and how you can help right now. Earlier this summer, ...