Zostera marina is a seagrass species, commonly known as eelgrass, that is found on both coasts of the United States, as well as in Europe. Unfortunately, Zostera is disappearing all over the place, including right here in New York. This could have devastating impacts on animals that rely on eelgrass as foraging grounds, or, as is the case with scallops, use it as a refuge from predation. This is its story, as seen through the eyes of an aspiring graduate student...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Carl Safina on the Oil Spill

Carl is the director of the Blue Ocean Institute and a professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. As a side note, the Blue Ocean Institute just put out an iPhone application called FishPhone that tells you which fish are safe to eat.

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