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The Toll on Gulf Oysters

12/21/2013 // By Ryan Fikes

It is small and slimy, and goes down easy with a little lemon. But the oyster isn’t just a treat for seafood lovers; these humble bivalves play an essential role in the ecology of the Gulf. An adult oyster can […] Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest by Daniel Dennis.

Orcas: How Science Debunked Superstition

7/22/2013 // By Mary Price

From the depths of the briny blue abyss emerges a menacing Goliath—a colossus of the sea bent on revenge and destruction of the human race. Beware the open ocean for there lurks…Orca: The Killer Whale! Sound like a cheesy movie […] Read more >

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Black Death: How Coal Exports Threaten Orcas

6/26/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

You can help orcas today by speaking up! Urge the Army Corps of Engineers to thoroughly review the risks from proposed coal export terminals in the Northwest. For more information on the dangers coal exports will create for orcas and other […] Read more >

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Toad Hunting with Grandpa

9/11/2012 // By Anne Bolen

I grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and didn’t really experience wilderness until I was in college. But because of my grandfather’s creative imagination, I learned that to discover the magic of nature, one need not look farther […] Read more >

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This Endangered Species Day, Give Florida Panthers Room to Roam!

5/18/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

You may have seen the recent story of the 12 week-old Florida panther that was left for dead on the side of the road after getting hit by a car. After two weeks of rehabilitation, the kitten is now able […] Read more >

Haunted Forests

10/31/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

Halloween is the time when ghosts of ages past appear! It is not only the ghosts of those people who have past though that can be seen haunting our historic places but plants as well as shown in this spooky […] Read more >

Habitat Restoration: The Key to Saving Our Salmon

8/11/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Entering Mount Rainier National Park I am automatically drawn to the White River; its braided, meandering channels flowing down from Emmons Glacier, sweeping through old growth forest, and Mount Rainier towering above, is a sight of true beauty. As I […] Read more >

This guy was "hanging around" outside our hotel one evening.

Habitat Fragmentation Creates Hazards for Wildlife, Especially the Slow Ones

2/11/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Of all the wildlife I saw on my recent trip to Costa Rica (go ahead, be a little jealous), my favorite by far was the sloth. Yes, the capuchin monkeys of Manuel Antonio were cute, and it’s true the tropical […] Read more >