Midway: Message From The Gyre

The Midway Atoll is home to millions of birds, and one of the world’s most beautiful natural sanctuaries. It also serves as a lens into one of the most profound and symbolic environmental tragedies of our time: the deaths by starvation of thousands of albatrosses who mistake floating plastic trash for food.

Randall: 'Save The Arctic'

Hilarity ensued in response to Randall's tale of the “crazy ass honey badger.” Watch what the walruses have to say about their disappearing habitat as Randall narrates.

DOJ: BP Committed ‘Gross Negligence’

Aerial footage from May of 2010 by John Wathen shows the extent of the devastation created by the BP oil spill. H/T Treehugger. The Department of Justice presented examples of “gross negligence and willful misconduct” on the

Open Thread

I thought I'd share the slide show I made last week after a close encounter with orcas in Haro Strait, off the west side of San Juan Island. As you can see, they got very close. And they were being downright garrulous. I managed to record some

A Homeless Polar Bear In London

The Arctic ice we all depend on is disappearing. Fast. Soon it could be ice free for the first time since humans walked the Earth. This would be not only devastating for the people, polar bears, narwhals, walruses and other species

Midday Open Thread

Here's a slide show with sounds of killer whales off San Juan Island, images and sounds I captured this summer. I thought I'd share them with you all. It's for a book on orcas I'm currently writing.