Articles by: Neil Schulman

by / on October 8, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

How to Photograph Tidepools

Everyone loves tidepools. The sea stars, sea anemones, and the other colorful creatures that live in the rocks at the ocean’s edge are colorful, weird, and fun and they make a living on the roughest place on Earth. In fact, […]

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by / on September 12, 2016 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

7 Tips for Better Beach Photos

Beaches are notoriously stunning…and hard to photograph. People wear hats. Sand gets in the camera. The wind whips everything into a blur. Here are 7 tips to better beach photos. 1. Lose the Hat We all should wear hats at […]

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by / on August 17, 2016 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

The Sea’s Deep Thinkers: Life in the Deep

Now know the ocean’s cities, suburbs, and rural zones. But everywhere has a place where the deep thinkers with strange ideas gather. Paris’s Latin Quarter, New York’s East Village, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, or the strange communes that pop up in […]

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by / on August 15, 2016 at 11:00 am / in At the Beach, Under the Sea

Tides and Currents 101

At 2 AM one summer morning, I crawled out of my tent and heard a gentle bumping sound. I went to investigate. Our four kayaks were about to float away: the water had risen while we slept—but we were on […]

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by / on July 21, 2016 at 11:00 am / in Under the Sea

Life on the Ocean’s Rural Spaces: The Wide Open Sea

If tidepools are living in the sea’s Manhattan, and bays are the ocean’s suburbs, what’s the open sea? Well, it’s a lot like rural living. Wide-open space abounds, real estate is cheap, but finding a job can be tough. Like […]

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by / on July 1, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

The Sea Star Rebound

For the past two years, west coast sea kayak populations have been decimated by a phenomenon called “Sea Star Wasting Syndrome.” The culprit was a mystery for a long time. Then researchers identified a densovirus that had existed for at […]

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by / on May 20, 2016 at 11:00 am / in At the Beach, From Panama Jack

9 Pacific Northwest Islands for Your Life List

If you think an island paradise has to have palm trees and a rum drink, this list is not for you. But if you’re craving an island escape to a wild, remote place few other people will ever see and […]

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by / on May 13, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Livin’ Under the Dock of the Bay: Life in the Ocean’s Suburbia

Why do people move to the suburbs? Maybe the city’s gotten too noisy, they want to raise kids where there’s more more room for them to run around. Maybe the schools are better in the ‘burbs. Maybe city life is […]

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by / on April 27, 2016 at 11:00 am / in From Panama Jack

What You Don’t Know About Seaweed—But Probably Should

We walk into the classroom with hesitant uncertainty. Jennifer Hahn, sea kayak guide and “natural food expert” is standing underneath a giant chef’s hat, behind three 2-burner camp stoves. “Here, try this,” she says mid-stir, handing each of us a […]

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by / on March 4, 2016 at 5:00 am / in Around the House

7 Beach Reads of a Different Sort

A good beach read is a light page-turner that you read in your lounge chair by the sea. Right? Well, sometimes. These are a bit different. These books are guaranteed to increase your appreciation of the sea. Bring one of […]

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