Friday, April 12, 2019

Tagging Sharks

Scientists use tags to study the abundance and movements of sharks, which helps determine where they most need protection. Divers who see tagged sharks can help support this research. Read more in this piece for Alert Diver.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Get into Citizen Science

Citizen science programs mobilize people from all walks of life to contribute to scientific research. Read how scientists tap the power of the public and ways you can contribute to research and conservation.

Tracking and Tagging Wildlife

Tags, collars, and other tracking methods are essential to wildlife research and conservation efforts. Read more about why, and how scientists take great care with the animals, in this PBS Nature Blog post.

Let your next trip really move you.

Travel can be about the experience, not just the destination. In this piece, find options for custom bike tours, urban kayaking, riding the range, and soaring above the coast.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Better fishing through technology

"You cannot manage what you cannot measure." Electronic monitoring, essentially video cameras on boats, may provide more accurate, cost-effective and timely fish counts on commercial fishing boats. This makes it possible to hook catch limits more closely to actual populations and improve the effectiveness of conservation restrictions. Read more in this piece for Nature Conservancy Magazine

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Watching wildlife from space

Scientists are using photographs taken from space and a tracking antenna installed on the International Space Station to learn more about the lives and travels of wild animals such as whales, sea turtles and birds. Read more in my Alert Diver article.

Photo courtesy Kate Mansfield, University of Central Florida

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Creosote bush cure

Creosote Bush Salve, made by hand in Alpine, Texas, provides relief from scrapes, scratches and bug bites. Bonus: it smells like rain in the desert. Read about it here.