Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

  • Acadia National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Feb 8, 16 • 776 Views • Amazing Places, Earth Matters, Nature, UncategorizedComments Off on Acadia National Park: Fulfilling the Mission

    Once again, as the traffic to National Parks increases yearly, I am driven to ask: “How are they fulfilling their mission statement?” Of course, every park has a different approach, but the mission is the same. “The National Park Service...

  • Commonly Misidentified Animals

    Jan 16, 16 • 602 Views • Animal Profiles, Earth Matters, Ocean Matters, UncategorizedComments Off on Commonly Misidentified Animals

    If you’re like me, you love being right. Nothing makes me happier than listening to a friend or coworker say something wrong, then stepping up to rub your expanse of knowledge right in their uneducated face! This article is devoted to that feeling....

  • Top 5 most Influential Environmentalists

    Jan 13, 16 • 432 Views • Conservation, UncategorizedComments Off on Top 5 most Influential Environmentalists

    Throughout history, political issues have come and gone.  Unless I’m mistaken, people just don’t get fired up about the government’s purchase rate of silver or the monopolizing oil companies. While this thought is true for most issues, the...

  • Map: Net Changes In Forest Area

    Aug 18, 13 • 294 Views • UncategorizedComments Off on Map: Net Changes In Forest Area

    Below: Map indicating the the net changes in forest area 2000-2005 (note that all the areas in red – decrease of more than 50% – are in the tropics and the majority of the loss are prime habitat for primates.   Taken form the FAO 2005...

  • Sleeper Sharks Threat

    Aug 18, 13 • 284 Views • UncategorizedComments Off on Sleeper Sharks Threat

    Sleeper sharks are often caught on commercial sablefish long-line gear in Alaska with consistent catches in Prince William Sound and Southeast Alaska waters. Sleeper sharks are caught year round and tagged sharks are usually recaptured near where they were...

  • Le Telegramme du Morbihan

    Aug 18, 13 • 253 Views • UncategorizedComments Off on Le Telegramme du Morbihan

    Below is an article that appeared in the French newspaper Le Telegramme du Morbihan on 20 April 2000. The article explains Bruce Wright’s visit to the Erika oil spill site on the Brittany coast, seminars at the university, and the Oil Spill Research...

  • Fellow, Sean Van Sommeran

    Aug 18, 13 • 276 Views • UncategorizedComments Off on Fellow, Sean Van Sommeran

    Sean Van Sommeran has served as the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz, California based Pelagic Shark Research Foundation (PSRF) since he established the organization in 1990. The PSRF is an independent, non-profit research, education, and conservation...

  • Ted Wong

    Aug 18, 13 • 256 Views • UncategorizedComments Off on Ted Wong

    Dr. Theodore “Ted” Wong’s career has included both field and theoretical approaches to ecology, but his recent work has focused on the application of computer simulations and GIS to ecological and environmental-management problems. Ted...

  • Richard Nelson

    Aug 18, 13 • 255 Views • UncategorizedComments Off on Richard Nelson

    Richard Nelson is a cultural anthropologist and creative nonfiction writer whose work focuses on human relationships to the natural world. He is also the Executive Producer, Writer, and Narrator for Encounters, a weekly, half-hour radio series exploring the...

  • Fish

    Aug 17, 13 • 260 Views • UncategorizedComments Off on Fish

    ORDER MYXINIFORMES             MYXINIDAE (hagfishes)                   Myxininae                   Eptatretinae CLASS CEPHALASPIDOMORPHI ORDER PETROMYZONTIFORMES             PETROMYZONTIDAE (lampreys)  ...