Articles by: Neil Schulman

by / on December 28, 2015 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack, Under the Sea

10 Ways You Can Save the Sea in 2016

We all need the ocean, even if we don’t live right next to it. If 2015 is any guide, the ocean will need your help in 2016. Here are ten things you can do in your daily life to help […]

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by / on August 5, 2015 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Photographing On and In The Water

It’s summer! A heat wave hits the west, and people flock to the water; but watersports are tough to capture on camera. Things are moving, water droplets cloud your lens, and you don’t want to drop an expensive camera in […]

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by / on June 10, 2015 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

What is Bioluminescence?

Going for a night paddle in a protected cove on the British Columbia coast, I first tested the water by throwing a rock into the sea. A green flash radiated from where it ker-plunked into the water. The bioluminescence was […]

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by / on May 27, 2015 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

Beach Critters That Deserve More Respect

We beachgoers worship critters like dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. But the beach is full of a series of Rodney Dangerfields amongst us: creatures we overlook and underestimate, but they lead pretty interesting lives right among us. The Fierce Predator: The […]

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by / on March 30, 2015 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

Poseidon’s Playground: Kayaking the Coast

Most “ocean” kayakers stick to the protected waters of bays, or inland seas like the San Juan Islands, where they’re protected from the open sea and swells. But for those with enough skills, the ultimate playground—the rugged, open sea awaits. […]

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by / on March 5, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

The Puzzle of Acid and the Sea

If you happen to be an oyster or a clam, these are not good times. Stories about warmer, snowless winters and summer droughts get the press, but something else is also affecting the sea—and it’s all related. The ocean is […]

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by / on February 20, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Creatures from the Green Lagoon: Life in the Bays

In the undersea world, coral reefs and tidepools get all the press. The intertidal zone is like Manhattan—crowded, stressful, loud. Coral reefs are like Paris—famous, cultured, and showy. Bays are more like the suburbs. But the sheltered parts of the […]

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by / on February 11, 2015 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

6 People Who Have Helped Save the Sea…And Aren’t Named Cousteau

Everyone knows the name. But Jacques, Jean-Michel, and Phillipe Cousteau aren’t the only ones to have major hand in saving the ocean. Here are some obscure people who have helped preserve the sea and everything in it. Bruce Mate 35 […]

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by / on February 9, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

7 Overlooked, yet Deeply Weird Sea Creatures

When you’re hanging out on the beach, everything seems great: sand, sun, saltwater, and salt on the rim of your margarita glass. But whether you know it or not, you’re probably rubbing elbows with some pretty strange creatures. Here are […]

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by / on January 22, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Cute, Furry, and Catalytic: Sea Otters

In 2009, a lone sea otter appeared on the Oregon Coast, where they’d been extinct since 1906. It floated twenty yards from the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay for a few days, and then vanished. Unfortunately for marine biologists, […]

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