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What are animals thinking and feeling?
October 2015

Carl Safina: What are animals thinking and feeling?

What's going on inside the brains of animals? Can we know what, or if, they're thinking and feeling? Carl Safina thinks we can. Using discoveries and anecdotes that span ecology, biology and behavioral science, he weaves together stories of whales, wolves, elephants and albatrosses to argue that just as we think, feel, use tools and express emotions, so too do the other creatures - and minds - that share the Earth with us.

The oil spill’s unseen villains — and victims.
July 2010

Carl Safina: The oil spill's unseen villains -- and victims

Even as the Deepwater Horizon tragedy unfolded, Carl Safina took the stage at TEDxOilSpill to share what the facts were known at the time. In a blood-boiling cross-examination, he suggests that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf -- and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.

Paul Greenberg, Writer in Residence

The four fish we’re overeating — and what to eat instead.
October 2015

Ben Mirin, Safina Center Fellow

DJing to the sounds of nature | TEDNYC Idea Search 2017
June 2017

Making music from bird song | TEDx NYU
July 2015

Beatbox as a universal language | TEDx Carleton College
December 2013