Juanita Romard‘s fourth graders investigated the work of National Geographic Explorer Carolina Chong Montenegro. Students learned about the ecologist’s research on the Pacific goliath grouper and developed potential solutions to overfishing. Continue reading Educator Spotlight: Learning Alongside an Explorer
ENVIRONMENT Shark Attack! People kill about 100 million sharks every year. (Actually, that number may be closer to 63 million. That’s right, 63 million.) Sharks kill about 12 people every year. Discussion Ideas: This spectacular infographic compares the number of people killed by sharks in 2011 (the last year reliable data was available) with the number of sharks killed by people every hour. Why do … Continue reading Shark Attack!
UNITED STATES Some U.S. Fish Stocks Make a Comeback Many U.S. fish stocks once devastated by overfishing have bounced back, thanks to management plans instituted 10 to 15 years ago, according to a new study by the National Resources Defense Council. This is good news for the environment, consumers, and the billion-dollar fishing industry. Recovered fisheries include haddock, scup, and lingcod. Other fish stocks, including … Continue reading Some U.S. Fish Stocks Make a Comeback