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. Carl Safina is a leading science communicator.
His 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;
A Sea in Flames: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout; Eye of the Albatross: Visions
of Hope and Survival;
Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur.
His latest book
Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
delivers a graceful examination of how animals truly think and feel, which calls to
question what really does—and what should—make us human
. In addition, he hosts the PBS television series,
Saving the Ocean. He was named among the “100 Notable Conservationists of the 20th Century” by