This post, an excerpt from Ocean Outbreak, is published in Hakai Magazine.
This post is published in the TIDEBITE SERIES from Friday Harbor Labs.
Discoveries in ocean biodiversity ruled the 19th century. Circa 1890, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka were rapidly crafting astounding masterpieces in glass, with an eventual output of over 10,000 models. In my book, A Sea of Glass, I chronicle… Read moreVoyage of The Blue Dragon
Drew visits Lava 105.3 Radio Studios for an interview about Ocean Outbreak.
The sunflower star is the Salish Sea’s fastest and largest sea star, often reaching 4 feet across, weighing up to 11 pounds and having up to 24 arms. (courtesy of… Read moreAs sunflower stars go, so goes the health of our seas
Just published in Science Advances: new data showing catastrophic crash in the once common sunflower starfish due to a continental scale disease outbreak. Check it out here. Also see commentary in The Atlantic.
Enjoy an excerpt from a podcast’s interview about Drew’s newest book Ocean Outbreak below.
Becalmed in the North Atlantic on a dark May evening in 1853, Leopold Blaschka witnessed an other-worldly event. Beneath the glassy surface of the sea, a small green light appeared. Then a second. And a third. “A hundred of these… Read moreDiving into Glass: Reflections on the Blaschka’s 150-year-old Glass Menagerie
From the entrance of the historic Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, one can see across the Bay of Naples to the island of Capri. All that separates me from this timeless view and entry into the Stazione is an ancient… Read moreNew Clues in the Search for the Blaschka Animals
Over 150 years ago, the father-son glassmaking team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka created a glass menagerie of over 800 marine invertebrate models, documenting life in oceans untouched by climate change and human impacts. They were captivated by sea slugs,… Read moreCoral Reefs in the Age of Climate Change: Fragile as Glass