Darwinian Adventures

“Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth, are never alone or weary of life.” -Rachel Carson

Current Blog Series: Endangered Species

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is an important piece of legislation that offers protection to endangered or threatened species. The goal is to not only prevent irreversible extinction, but also to fully recover population numbers. the ESA is under threat in the current political climate. Arguments are being made for its effectiveness verses costs, putting the 2,3000 species on the list at risk of extinction. In this blog series, I’ll uncover species protected under ESA and why their stories matter.


Recent Blog Posts

The Curious Coconut: Life in the Tropics

As a cyclone rages through a tropical island and winds gain speed, the coconut palm is pushed to the ground ...
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Moving to another country

Why I chose to move to another country – twice.

Migration – the act of moving from one spatial unit to another. From The Evolutionary Ecology of Animal Migration by ...
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Six of New Zealand’s Best Experiences

I am happy to have called New Zealand home for over six years. Long and lean, New Zealand offers 8,700 ...
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Seney Wildlife Refuge

While driving down Highway 77 in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, road construction brings me to a halt. As I ...
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Comics and Stories

Ecology of the Blakiston’s Fish Owl

Izzy’s word of the day: Ecology Ecology: How an organism relates to its environment I used to have puzzles that ...
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Pool Whales

Whales are marine mammals. This means they are warm blooded, give birth to live young, and breath air just like ...
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Finches in the Galapagos

Izzy’s word of the day: Niche Niche: How an organism fits into its environment. The Galapagos Islands are isolated. This ...
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Dog Evolution with Izzy Sharpe

Alaska, USA Izzy always dreamed of leading a team of dogs through the Alaskan landscape as part of the great ...
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