Sam Friederichs

What exactly does a paleoecologist do? While nearly stepping on carpet vipers, getting caught in riots, and dashing past fresh crocodile nests might not immediately come to mind, Kendra Chritz has encountered all of these situations in the field. A fascination for the world inspires Chritz to work towards understanding what the planet looked like...

Sam Friedrichs is leading an ongoing project using Crittercam to help unlock the secret lives of marlin before it’s too late. The day dawned clear and bright as we hit the water shortly after 7:00 am aboard the Silver-Rod-O. As we rounded the point to exit Piñas Bay we were greeted with a brisk 10-knot...

Sam Friedrichs is leading an ongoing project using Crittercam to help unlock the secret lives of marlin before it’s too late. Depending on who you talk to, billfish are considered one of the most difficult fish to pursue with a rod and reel. Every billfish hotspot across the globe has their own methods of increasing...

Sam Friedrichs is leading an ongoing project using Crittercam to help unlock the secret lives of marlin before it’s too late.   The day has finally arrived! After smooth flights last night and a couple hours of sleep, the Silver-Rod-O pulled out of its slip at 7:30 am en route to Tropic Star Lodge. Normally,...

Blistering speed. Immense power. Ocean wanderers. These are just a few terms used to describe billfish. Another word that could be used is “threatened.”   Commonly referred to as swordfish, billfish are actually a group of 11 different species (not including swordfish, proper) that can grow to 14 feet long and close to 2,000 pounds....