Water Life

No Fish Tale

No Fish Tale

Spring was on the calendar and in the air. Bright sunshine, warm temperatures, and clear blue skies beckoned winter-weary children of all ages outdoors to enjoy God’s beautiful creation. River...

Coelacanth Conspiracy: Case Closed!

Coelacanth Conspiracy: Case Closed!

On the morning of December 23,1938, Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer was busy mounting a new exhibit for the museum where she served as curator in the port city of East London, South Africa. Her work was...

Tropical Terror

Tropical Terror

What strikes with the force of a bullet, can shatter aquarium glass, has a painted shell to rival the most beautiful peacock, and sees even more colors than we do? Mantis Shrimp near Nusa Kode...

The Life of a Striped Bass

The Life of a Striped Bass

Each year usually starting in April, large schools of striped bass (also called “stripers,” “rockfish,” and a few other names) make their way north along the coast. Most make a journey of 500 miles...

A Clammy Introduction

A Clammy Introduction

Clams. Photo © Derek Yoder. The mud squirted up between my toes, like chocolate frosting squeezed from an icing bag. I only wished it smelled as good. As my feet sank into the sticky ooze, an ugly...

Creek-bottom Treasures

“¿Listo? Let’s go!” we shouted, heading up a sloping Indian pathway, under a cool canopy of Mexican pines. Binoculars, candy bars, and water canteens swung from our packs and filled our pockets. The...