Quelling the Storm at Sea and the Ocean View from Lazy Point

March 23, 2011
Hosted by Rob Moir

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Episode Description

Carl Safina talks about, and reads from, his book The View from Lazy Point. A year of observations is presented in gripping details from the tip of the swallowtail that is Eastern Long Island. Carl takes us beyond the mysteries of fishing into deep connections with place and fish. Discover the compatible yet distinctive natural history of the Common Tern and its close relative the Roseate Tern. Three things that we need to understand are: that life is a fully networked community; we ought to act with reverence and caution; and “that the story we write with our lives affects those living near and far, and not just now but in the distant future.” To sail these complex and opaque waters with treacherous shores looming large to leeward, we must be more nibble in our steering and find our way with a “compass of compassion.” Carl’s television series on PBS is “Saving the Ocean.” His next book is Sea of Flames. For more info visit http://carlsafina.org

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Rob Moir

Rob Moir is director and founder of the Ocean River Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Moir, an educator and scientist, has been a leader of citizen science and efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor, as founder of Salem Sound Harbor Monitors & Salem Sound 2000, later president of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and through his appointment by the Secretary of Interior to the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. He was formerly Curator of Natural History at the Peabody Essex Museum, Curator of Education at the New England Aquarium and Executive Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. Dr. Moir was awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation, and the James Centorino Award for Distinguished Performance in Marine Education by the National Marine Educators Association, which he later served as president. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages of the R.V. Westward in 1979 and 1980, an advancement officer for his alma mater, Hampshire College and serves today on the boards of his alma mater, Cambridge School of Weston, Ocean Champions, and the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters. Dr. Moir has a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies and a Masters of Science and Teaching from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH and certificate of studies from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

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