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Cuba – Gardens of the Queen: The Last Stand for Caribbean Reef Systems

By Shawn Heinrichs, Safina Center Fellow An American crocodile waits motionless in the mangroves of Gardens of the Queen I remember as a young child, driving down with my family to Florida to snorkel the reefs of the Florida… Read More
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An elephant seal enters the world: Capturing a rare and beautiful moment in words and on camera

By Jodi Frediani The late afternoon winter sky was clear, the sun low, and the air brisk as I hiked from the Visitor’s Center at Ano Nuevo State Park with my cousin Pam Koch. Pam is a docent… Read More
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A deep dive opens my eyes to plastic below the ocean’s surface

I traveled to Phuket, Thailand, this June on a mission to gather more documentation and data for my ongoing plastic project. Thailand is the world’s 6th-worst plastic polluter, behind several other Asian countries. But there are people trying… Read More
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