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.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Three Days in Brownsville

This South Texas city may be less well-known than its famous island neighbor, but offers outdoor adventure, wildlife, history, and plenty of other diversions. Read more in the latest issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine.

Three Countries Collaborate on Gulf of Mexico Science, Conservation

Three countries bound the Gulf of Mexico - the U.S., Mexico, and Cuba. Scientists from all three have been working together for years to study and protect this important body of water. Read about the Trinational Initiative in my piece for Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Worms in Space

The humble C. elegans may help us better understand aging. Astronauts on the International Space Station are performing the investigation from the Japanese Space Agency. Read more in my piece for the NASA website.

Sea Turtles in Texas

Five species of endangered sea turtles can be seen along the Texas coast. Learn where to see them -- and help protect them -- in my piece for the latest issue of Texas Highways.