Marine Ecology and Conservation

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Swordfish: It's what's for Dinner and It's Good for The Conscience

    Did you know swordfish has a hunting season? Whole Foods Market does. July through mid-August is swordfish season, and you should run, not walk to get some. Whole Foods is a leader in offering humanely raised and killed meats, poultry and fish. The store's swordfish comes exclusively from a small ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    10 Fish You're Eating That Are Endangered Species

    Human beings: acting like jerks since we killed off the pupfish.​Yesterday, we touched briefly on the plight of the idiot fish, a small red fish with giant, round marbles for eyes. It's delicious, despite its odd appearance. And it's also endangered. Yet it's still sold and served across the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Idiot Fish: The Night I Ate an Endangered Species

    The idiot fish is endangered for a reason: It's delicious.​A couple of weeks back, I enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Kubo's next to a table of hilariously drunk Japanese people boisterously eating sashimi off a giant wooden boat that acted as a centerpiece/serving tray, while my dining companion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Yao Ming and the Fight Against Shark Fin Soup

    Will Yao Ming's star power be enough to save an endangered species?​As beloved as Yao Ming is to Houstonians, it's no match for the affection held for him in China. And the former Rockets basketball player is hoping that his high profile in his native country will encourage his fellow countrym ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Hurricane Update: The Calm Before the Storm?

    Let's hope not.​This year has brought record droughts, killer tornados and devastating flooding, yet our hurricane season has yet to rev up. This may cause some to believe we could be spared from substantial tropical activity this year. Don't believe it. What may seem like a quiet tropical At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Houston Food Adventures: Phaedra is back and blogging, and just in time to help ... More >>

  • News

    January 21, 2010

    Net Gains and Losses

    Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    Fans of the Sea Duck Race

    Rubber Ducky, you’re No. 1!

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    The Long Haul

    Immigrant shrimpers survived Vietnam and the wrath of Texas rednecks. Can they do the same with new fishing restrictions?