To appreciate the sublime, the philosopher-politician Edmund Burke said was to appreciate terror in captivity. While Burke was mostly talking about paintings of thunderstorms, the concept could also apply to food. Is that the secret sauce to the novelties now encountered on our plates.
The mainland disappears as a sliver sliding off the airplane window. Ahead: a dark blue abyss striped turquoise from the Eastern Australian Current. Lady Elliot Island appears like a freckle on the map of Oceania, 46 nautical miles offshore Australia's mainland.
The turtles need your awareness and support. The sustainable tourism industry needs the same awareness and support.
Waves pound the rocky shore, sending showers of frothy spray dozens of feet into the air. Sea turtles swim through shoreside seaweed to feed. And surfers, boogie boarders and snorklers share the beaches in search of the perfect wave or perfect school of colorful fish.
For generations, that magical moment when many a child first understood our bond with all things wild was kindled by staring into the eyes of a small turtle as it crawled across their outstretched hand. That bond now requires that we put our own traditions aside and do what's best for our turtles.
It's not a great exaggeration to say that last weekend, I walked into my own worst nightmare: the New York Turtle & Tortoise Society's annual Turtle and Tortoise Show. I had decided it was time to kick my ridiculous phobia -- and I figured an unconventional fear deserved an unconventional attempt to beat it.
From a café overlooking the Eiffel Tower, a woman in Paris chatted with scientist David Wachenfeld as he scuba dived through Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
The Costa Rican authorities must take concerted action to bring those responsible to justice, and to protect the sea turtles and the critical natural capital the country and its people depend on for economic development and well-being.
By Emily Mitchell, Student at The Bromfield School, Harvard, Mass. In April, thirty students from The Bromfield School in Harvard, Mass. donned their...
Make the entire Mediterranean a protected park. Let the ancient sea, the Greeks' wine-dark sea, recover its beauty and wildlife. The people of this basin and all of Europe, and the world, deserve no less.
By JP Riedel, Student at Dover-Sherborn High School, Dover, Massachusetts Among Costa Rica's incredibly diverse range of creatures is the sea turtle...
This isn't a bad news story. That's because over the past several decades a massive global network of sea turtle scientists, advocates, conservationists, and even lawyers has evolved to work day and night to bring them back.
While lots of seafood does come from those industrial, large-scale vessels, perhaps 99 percent of the world's more than 50 million fishermen operate in artisanal, traditional and subsistence fisheries, mostly in developing countries.
Watching the planet's animals in motion offers a front-row view on an age-old drama where the marvels of adaptation are on stage.
It was the summer of '84, the Tuesday after Memorial Day, and it was my first day at work. I was standing in my new boss' office, soaked to the skin, my hair matted down on my forehead, shivering and unable to speak.
protecting sea turtles in northwest Mexico is becoming generational and cool. People know that turtles are worth more alive than dead and that they represent ocean health, responsible fishing, and resilient communities.