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I'm a New York City based kidlit writer, diver & adventurer. I love sharing the mysteries of the deep with kids of all ages who love adventure.

If I could live anywhere I wanted to, it would be at the bottom of the ocean or in a tree house that I designed myself.

If I were a character in a novel, I'd choose a middle grade adventure novel, just like the kind I like to write! 


An Update on Midway Atoll

An Update on Midway Atoll

Satellite Image of Midway Atoll, 2008. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Satellite Image of Midway Atoll, 2008. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

I wrote about Midway Atoll a while ago. Midway Atoll is where Wisdom lives.

Recently, the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Program calculated all of the debris they collected over the course of a week. Here's what they found:

  • 6651 plastic fragments
  • 1468 beverage bottles
  • 872 other bottles or containers
  • 4457 bottle caps
  • 540 cigarette lighters
  • 1654 small nets/fragments
  • 128 medium nets (larger than a pelican safety kit)
  • 61 large nets (larger than an action packer)
  • 1855 plastic buoys
  • 813 foam buoys
  • 486 toothbrushes and personal care products
  • 207 plastic toys
  • 1986 oyster spacers
  • 270 eel cone traps
  • 570 rubber slippers and shoes
  • 82 fisheries baskets
  • 68 umbrella handles
  • 54 pens/markers
  • 62 hangers

Read more about the debris collection here and here.

Why We Need Wildlife Refuges

Why We Need Wildlife Refuges

Everything is So GREEN! How Do We Keep It That Way?

Everything is So GREEN! How Do We Keep It That Way?