I had an incredible time in Munich at the Rachel Carson Center. Here’s a link to a blog post about my work there:
And a picture of one of my favorite places, Cascade Head, at the mouth of the Salmon River, on the central Oregon coast.
I’m making some changes in the blog. I’d like to welcome a new contributors, Charles (Bob) Hitz, who has been writing about his early career as a biologist at the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries and its exploratory gear group (more about Bob coming soon). I’m very excited about his work, because he’s looking at when the Soviet and American fishing fleets began to touch, in the 1960s. One of the critical outcomes of all this was the rapid devastation of Pacific Ocean Perch, or rosefish. Scientists are still studying the biological and oceanographic ramifications of this. And one of those ramifications was that Russia and American scientists (and later Japanese and Canadian scientists) began to work together to understand the complex ecosystem known as the North Pacific Ocean.
These are the issues the blog was set up to explore and it’s going to be exciting to get back to work on this project again.