SAFRN Blog: “On Not Eating Fish and Other Animals”

Posted on SAFRN’s blog – my entry on being a vegetarian while working and living in the field while studying small-scale fisheries, where (shockingly!) fish and other seafood play the main role in local fare. Exerpt: “To conclude: With forethought, tact, and consideration, you can indeed make friends in fishing villages without eating animals.”

Your Purchase is Complete.

Bangkok, I shall be seeing you in 3 weeks…! Following a few years of extensive travel and nomadic-esque existence, I’ve hunkered down in my new, cozy apartment over the past few months in San Diego.  And a packed few months those have been, as I’ve realized the magnitude of what I need/hope to accomplish in…

Redemption

from Sept 18:  We’d just come from a sighting of 5-6 pesut foraging in the tributary to Muara Siran, and I’d grown a little frustrated by my seeming inability to pull it together and take focused photos…it was a tricky sighting, with the dolphins surfacing all scattered about and at long intervals, and we spent…

Driving Past the Mosque

In Bangkok!  Some thoughts from yesterday’s journey from Samarinda, Indonesia. I was prompted to post this because I read this article this morning, which articulately expresses most of my views on the whole awful film fiasco. In the taxi from Samarinda to Balikpapan yesterday morning, I passed a large and gorgeous mosque (not the one pictured).  Illuminated by…

Exuberantly feeding.

Back in Samarinda today after a wonderful field season on the Sungai Mahakam. Behavior noted during yesterday’s pesut (Irrawaddy dolphin) sighting: “Feeding/foraging, moving upstream. Exuberantly. Farewell party.” We had a great sighting late in the afternoon, on our last day of fieldwork on the Mahakam River.  Lunging, low  jumping, sideways swimming with tail swipes…we stayed…

Off to the river

There’s something kind of languid about the phrase “the river”.  Down by the river.  Rollin’ on the river. Off to the river we go. My newest field book is labeled and ready to go. I’m…somewhat packed.  I’m semi-organized.  Research permit stuff seems to be complete.  It’s time for fieldwork! Will be focusing on the Central…