Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wine in a can

Putting wine in a can makes it lightweight, unbreakable, and crushable (nice when backpacking out your empties). Even better if it is good wine. Here is a review of the current crop of canned wines according to Devon Broglie, MS, associate global beverage buyer for Whole Foods, for Men's Journal.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Ready for your close-up, Mr. Butterfly?

Alex Wild, curator of the entomology collection at The University of Texas, is on a mission: to photograph as many of the world's ten million or so species of insects as possible and make them publicly available. We're not talking snapshots, either - these are professional portraits. Wild is also training students to follow in his footsteps, and you can help support his efforts. Read more in The Alcalde.
Eastern tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, by Insectsunlocked.

Tony's ARK

Since 1976, Tony Amos has been rescuing injured marine wildlife at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. The creatures are cared for at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, or, aptly, the ARK. Read more in this piece for The Alcalde.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Noise versus Nature

Manmade noise increasingly intrudes upon natural places, and that is bad news for the creatures that live in those places and the people who want to enjoy them. Read more in this piece for Texas Co-op Power Magazine.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sargassum Invades Beaches

Sargassum, an important part of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic marine ecosystems, has been showing up in unprecedented amounts and in places it hasn't been before. The most likely culprit: climate change. Read more about the problem in this piece for Newsweek.

Image courtesy Jim Gower, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Canada.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Right Way to Dolphin Watch

Scarlet Colley is known as the dolphin whisperer in Port Isabel, Texas. She and George Colley run dolphin watch boats, but what they don't do is run the boats up on the animals. Read more about their dolphin-friendly approach in this piece for Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Talking diving with the CEO of PADI

Drew Richardson, president and CEO of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, on diving and divers. Read it on the Men's Journal website.