Stories from a Coral Reef

On the Wondrousness of the Natural World, and How It Might Help Us Live Sustainably

(With apologies to those US friends who just got through one of the worst snowstorms ever.) Last week, we had one of those wonderful snowstorms. There was enough snow to spread a white blanket across the ground, yet not too much to swamp our capacity to keep our roads passable. The snow itself was fluffy, … Continue reading »

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They Share This Planet, They Are Wonderful, And They Are Not a Bit Like Us – Learning to Respect the Others that Populate our World.

Are Other Species Aware? A group of us were at dinner in a local Chinese restaurant, celebrating (if that is the correct word) the departure of a valued colleague, off to build her career. We were scientists, educators, environmental managers, planners, and just real folks with real jobs in the community. The conversation ranged widely, … Continue reading »

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Lots we don’t know about coral reef fishes, but some astounding things we do. More reasons to value coral reefs.

This is another in my series of stories from a coral reef – stories in which I seek to tell about the wonders of this marvelous world, and what it has been like as a scientist trying to uncover just a small part. It was a long time ago. In 1975, E.O. Wilson coined a … Continue reading »

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