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Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Ode to Autumn

this is where I can
still see you
in these gray branches

November 24, 2021 · 1 Comment

Video: Dances with Whales

French freediving champion Guillaume Néry, and his partner, the French freediver, underwater filmmaker and dancer Julie Gautier, explore underwater vistas that appear otherworldly.

June 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Beaked Whales Should Not Be Spotted Near a Coast

Low tide and all we hear
is the whale’s terrible breathing,
its body drying out

January 25, 2021 · 1 Comment

Video: Why do whales sing?

This short animated film, produced by Stephanie Sardelis of the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, decodes the evocative melodies composed by the world’s largest mammals.

September 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Sea Turtles Mating

To be amazed at her luck
or pity her trials

March 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Quahogue

I knocked
and you showed me the letter
from your father who left when you were five.

January 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Life Enhancing

Allowing the seas to recover from the outrageous assaults of commercial fishing can help heal our own wounded lives.

January 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Work

The father sanded the gunwales,the boy coiled the lines.
And I admired them there, each to his task
in the quiet of the long familiar.

December 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn : Echolocation

I saw one once—heaved onto the sand with kelp
stuck to its blue-gray skin.
Heavy and immobile,
it lay like a great sadness.

November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Right Whales

they said it took weeks
for the whale to die deep below the surface

September 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

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