Ocean Country |The Journey Continues

The Santa Barbara Oil Spill

“Residents to the left!” a U.S. Customs official bellowed. “Non-residents to the right!” In late May I was returning from the Turks and Caicos Islands. “What’s new?” I asked a woman next to me in line. “I’ve been away from the news.” “Oil...

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Honoring Helen Newman

Beginnings matter. You begin with something you want to keep coming back to: a gem, a lodestone, something important. In this case - the very first entry for this blog - it's someone important. Last year the coral reef ecologist Dr. Mark...

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