Mercury rising

Shrimp fisherman and environmental activist Diane Wilson gave a talk today at the Harte Research Institute. Diane’s best known for sinking her own shrimp boat in protest of toxic discharge from a Formosa Plastic industrial plant, but she’s taken on Union Carbide and others like a One Woman Army.

Making that deep-sea connection to mangroves

Think of an aquatic habitat as far away from the deep-sea as you can get without coming up on land, and we will find a connection to the deep-sea. River rock = settlement substrate. Kelp forest = urchin food. Beaches = spawning grounds for tuna food. Mangroves = seafood … food. Bumper stickers in the Carolinas say it best – “no wetlands, no seafood.”