Carl Safina

Ecologist, writer
Carl Safina's writing explores the scientific, moral and social dimensions of our relationship with nature.

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Carl Safina explores how the ocean is changing and what those changes mean for wildlife and for people.

Safina is author of seven books, including Song for the Blue Ocean, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Eye of the Albatross, Voyage of the Turtle and The View From Lazy Point. Safina is founding president of The Safina Center at Stony Brook University, where he also co-chairs the University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. A winner of the 2012 Orion Award and a MacArthur Prize, among others, his work has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, National Geographic, and The Huffington Post, and he hosts “Saving the Ocean” on PBS.


His latest book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think And Feel, explores the inner lives of animals.

What others say

“Safina’s encyclopedic knowledge and spirited prose provide a stunningly intimate portrait of an environment.” — Publishers Weekly

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