The Whisker Chronicles

Whiskers are also known as vibrissa, from the latin vibrare "to vibrate". Vibrissa are the specialized hairs on mammals and the bristlelike feathers near the mouths of many birds. Their resonant design is symbolic of the energies, good and bad, that are reverberating throughout the natural world. Every living thing is connected and, by birthright, deserves to exist.

Sustainable Seafood is the Answer to the Oceans’ Limited Fish Supply

Recently, I visited the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, South Carolina. The aquarium is on the Charleston Harbor and has educational and volunteer staff members who are very engaging and … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bycatch and Bygones: Ocean Biodiversity in Peril

When humans use several strategies at once in order to improve the odds of reaching a singular goal, we often characterize the approach as “casting a wide net.” While this … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Diversity of Fishes

I have loved water all my life. It seems all babies do. I was no exception when, as a toddler, I ignored my mother’s warning and jumped into the deep … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: Desert Pupfish

Scientific Name:   Cyprinodon macularius Year Listed on the Endangered Species List:  1986 Endangered Species Listing Status:  Endangered Conservation Efforts and Partners:   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Arizona Game … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating Forty Years of the Endangered Species Act: Okaloosa Darter

Scientific Name:   Etheostoma okaloosae Year Listed on the Endangered Species List:  1973 Endangered Species Listing Status:  Threatened The Okaloosa darter was originally listed as endangered in 1973, with only 1,500 … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment