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The leaders of Iceland’s slow-travel movement

By Erica Cirino, Safina Center “Kalpana Chawla ‘Launchpad’ Fellow” I’m standing on the bow of a creaking wooden schooner called Ópal, looking out over the Greenland Sea for signs of life here at the quiet edge of the… Read More
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What can fish skeletons teach us about life in the deep sea?

By Jessie Perelman, Safina Center “Kalpana Chawla Launchpad Fellow” From long fangs to massive eyes, expandable jaws to bioluminescent lures, fishes of the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ are peculiar, to say the least. The twilight (mesopelagic) zone lies at… Read More
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Home at Last: Albatross Star Returns After Five Years at Sea

By Hob Osterlund, Safina Center Fellow One day in late March I got a message from a colleague­—a seabird biologist in Honolulu—asking about current incidence of avian pox on Laysan albatross chicks on Kaua’i. Such pox is delivered… Read More
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