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Carl Safina


  Male      American      Author



About Author

Carl Safina (born 1955) is author of various books and many other writings about how the ocean is changing, lives of free-living animals, and the human relationship with the natural world. His books include among others the award winning Song for the Blue Ocean and Eye of the Albatross, as well as "The View From Lazy Point; A Natural Year in an Unnatural World," and Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel . He is founding president of the Safina Center , and an endowed research professor at Stony Brook University where he is active both in ocean sciences and as co-chair of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. Safina is host of the PBS series, "Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina.

Carl Safina works to show that nature and human dignity require each other. His recent works probe the ways in which our relationship with the natural world affects human relations, and how the scientific facts imply the need for moral and ethical responses.

His early research focused on seabird ecology. In the 1990s he brought fisheries issues into the environmental mainstream. He led campaigns to ban high-seas driftnets, to re-write U.S. federal fisheries law, to work toward international conservation of tunas, sharks, and other fishes, and to achieve passage of a United Nations global fisheries treaty...


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