Read the book Global Chorus

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Today is an exciting day because April 11 is the date my essay is featured in the book Global Chorus: 365 Voices On The Future of the Planet. It started with an email from editor extraordinaire Todd MacLean inviting me to be a contributor to a Global Chorus, an anthology he was putting together featuring… [read more]

Shop for the oceans this holiday season

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It’s that time of year when holiday shopping is all the rage. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the onslaught of holiday deals. But instead of spending all your money at the usual department stores or online corporations, spread a little ocean love by shopping at and donating to your favorite ocean organization. Many nonprofits have… [read more]

Go see the movie Pelican Dreams

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I had the chance to see the new movie Pelican Dreams and it was a delight! The movie opens with a huge traffic jam on the Golden Gate bridge caused by a lone California brown pelican standing in the middle of the road. The bird won’t budge until a rescuer steps forward and then the… [read more]

Take a moment to support clean techology

Clean technologies have great potential to help solve many of the challenges our oceans face. However, getting a clean technology business up and running is really tough. Not only do entrepreneurs have to have great ideas, but they also have to have grit, determination and lots of funding to develop prototypes, run pilot projects to… [read more]

War of the Whales is a must read!

“War of the Whales” is a must read! This is one ocean journey that everyone should take, and that’s the beauty of reading…you can traverse the depths of the ocean and the hallways of the Supreme Court all without leaving the comforts of your living room. The story centers around marine biologist Ken Balcomb and… [read more]

Summer Reading: War of the Whales

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It’s that time of year when bookstores everywhere showcase “summer reading” options. But take a pass on the books touted as easy reading and pick up “War of the Whales” by Joshua Horwitz instead. Just released on July 1, 2014 by Simon & Schuster, this book takes you behind-the-scenes during the battle to protect whales… [read more]

A trashy start to July

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July started with trash on the streets. In my Los Angeles neighborhood, it’s common practice for people to leave flyers on car windshields. Alas, this advertising method leads to trash everywhere: on the street, sidewalks, driveways and grassy areas. Flyers end up on the ground in a variety of ways. Sometimes the wind catches them,… [read more]

See the movie Plastic Paradise

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Join me on December 3rd at 7:30pm to see the documentary “Plastic Paradise” at the Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles. As soon as I heard about this movie, I knew I had to see it. Many of us have read about the plastic plague impacting our oceans, but do we really understand the… [read more]

One Piece: it all adds up!

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Yesterday I received something very cool in the mail: a One Piece sticker! What’s that you say? Well, the One Piece sticker is the brainchild of Tom Fucigna, a writer, ocean fan, paddleboard enthusiast, environmental steward and all around cool guy doing whatever he can to help save the oceans and in particular Florida’s coast.… [read more]