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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…

Trump, Trophy Hunting, and More Obstacles in Wildlife Trafficking

Trump, Trophy Hunting, and That One Time The President Didn’t Disappoint Us (Yet)

With sharply plummeting rhino populations, a decrease of one-third of total elephants in less than a decade (and many of those numbers from protected areas) and less than 20,000 lions left in the wild, African wildlife has recently found itself in unprecedented peril. But luckily turning things around should be a piece of cake. We…