Monday, June 27, 2016

It's Shark Week! Expect some stretching of the facts.

Scientists still don't know a lot about the hundreds of species of sharks in our oceans. Pop culture seems only too happy to fill in the blanks - not always accurately. Just in time for Shark Week, here are five myths about these fish debunked.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Coral bleaching is bad. Really bad.

The longest global coral bleaching event has already affected some 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef and shows no signs of slowing down. Read the alarming facts in my piece for Mental Floss.
Photo credit: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Day with the Dolphins

Some 26 species of dolphins and whales live along the Texas coast, with bottlenose dolphins the most common. See them on boat tours out of Port Aransas. Read more in the June issue of Texas Highways.