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Carl Safina Ecologist and Author

Biography

Carl Safina is the inaugural holder of the Carl Safina Endowed Research Chair for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University and is the founder of The Safina Center. He also co-chairs the steering committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at the University’s School of Journalism. As the founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute, Dr. Safina is a leading science communicator. His six books have been praised for their vision, lyrical writing, sense of adventure and wealth of information. His book Song for the Blue Ocean is widely considered a classic of 20th century environmental literature. His other books include The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World and A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout. In addition, he hosts the PBS television series, Saving the Ocean. He was named among the “100 Notable Conservationists of the 20th Century” by Audubon magazine.

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