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Carl Safina Ecologist and Author


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;  and  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 Audubon magazine.

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