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Sam Blount of Frontline Freediving

Interview with Sam Blount of Frontline Freediving

“It’s all mental, I mean you can totally freedive 100 feet,” Sam told me. “You’re shitting me”, I said, momentarily looking up from my audio recorder. Looking at his warm, genuine smile, I can tell he indeed wasn’t shitting me. “Well, not with that attitude”. I was worried it would be something like that. In…

The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi

The Oyster Thief Book Review and Interview

The Oyster Thief – In Brief There isn’t often a book that both successfully educates as well as entertains, however, The Oyster Thief managed to do both deftly. Taking place deep in the Atlantic Ocean, the novel depicts the life of Coralline, your typical directionless, inattentive, forgetful mermaid who is on the hunt for a…

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Interview with Professor Larry Cahoon

Wilmington Water Issues Giant mosquitoes, dead pigs and chickens, tainted flood waters; it all sounds like it’s out of a horror movie. After the destruction that came from Hurricane Florence, southeastern North Carolina residents are left to pick up the pieces of this historical rainfall and subsequent flooding. However, in addition to the extensive property…

Delaware Bay (Debbie) Oysters

My Secret Quest To Be An Oyster Farmer

Aquaculture and conservation don’t necessarily go hand in hand. Fish farming, for example, can be quite detrimental to the environment if done improperly. So, when sustainable food and environmentalism meet it’s a big deal, and luckily for us, it’s in the form of something truly delicious—the oyster. Recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer at…

Building a tiny house

Unfinished Business—How I Tried to Rebuild My Life

Looking back on it, I might as well have said “let’s build a rocket ship” I was so out of my element. But now, three months later and after gaining experience with log tongs, ridge poles, and reimagined “non-permitted structure” foundations, I’d compare it more to building a Boeing-787. Still well out of my element,…

Wildlife Trafficking and Terrorism

With the recent uproar around trophy hunting of lions and elephants, the spotlight has once again been put on big African game and their chances of species survival. Although the backlash against president Trump’s proposed lift of the ban is arguably justified, one-off poaching is far from the biggest threat facing these creatures today. Ivory…