Seattle Times environment writer and author of Shell Games, a nonfiction detective story about wildlife smugglers published in 2010 by HarperCollins. Winner of the 2011 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. Also: hiker, runner angler, climber, father.
On islands around the globe, invasive European rabbits wreak such havoc on plants and seabirds that governments worldwide have spent a century trying to eradicate the furry beasts. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is making plans to try its luck on Destruction Island, a 30-acre outcropping off the rugged Washington coast southwest of...Peter Hodum crouched high above the crashing surf and jammed his arm into a tunnel of dirt.
Earlier this month, whale researchers for the first time were able to sneak up on a minke whale in Antarctica and attach a video camera to its back. Now that recording is already helping unlock the mysterious underwater world of these shy creatures. "It was wonderful luck," says whale scientist Ari Friedlaender, who spoke from a ship on its way across the treacherous Drake Passage toward Antarctica from Chile, for yet another attempt to find and tag minke whales.
The biggest animal to ever live is also the loudest, and it likes to sing at sunset, babble into the night, talk quietly with those nearby, and shout to colleagues 60 miles away. The blue whale, which can grow to 100 feet long and weigh more than a house, is a veritable chatterbox, especially males, vocalizing several different low-frequency sounds. And for years scientists had only the vaguest notion of when and why these giants of the sea make all those sounds.
@wudanyan Agree with “massive” ... I may do 20 interviews by phone before walking out the door. I want to know what character options I have, what things look like, if there’s an obvious narrative before I hop the plane. It can all change, of course, but I want to know as much as I can...
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Selecting a term
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