I had the wonderful opportunity to do some in-person reporting at the Elwha Delta on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, about how beavers are likely connected to the chinook salmon recovery there. Here’s the article on National Geographic, and check out some of my pix from reporting the story below!
Plastics aren’t the only thing that fish are eating; now they are consuming fibers (from our clothes washing machines) too. I wrote about a new study on the subject on what’s in fish stomachs—and what that may mean for human beings’ health—in my latest article for Mental Floss.
In short, “the mismanagement of our waste is coming back to haunt us in our food,” Chelsea Rochman, lead researcher for the study and a postdoctoral fellow in conservation biology at the University of California, Davis, told mental_floss.
Which is a nice way of saying we are eating our own garbage.
I had such a blast putting together this feature for ScientificAmerican.com on how avian researchers use technology to understand how birds fly (there’s still so much to learn about the subject!).