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Remembering the Gulf: Changes in the Sea of Cortez since Steinbeck and Ricketts' 1940 Expedition by Raphael D. Sagarin, Ph.D.
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Sunday, February 11, 2006, 5:00 pm, Raphael D. Sagarin, Ph.D.,
Remembering the Gulf: Changes in the Sea of Cortez since Steinbeck and
Ricketts' 1940 Expedition
One of the most well-known biological expeditions is the 1940 trip to
the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) by author John Steinbeck and his
close friend Edward F. Ricketts, a professional biologist. Steinbeck and
Ricketts visited 20 tidepool sites spread across the Gulf and made
extensive collections while taking notes on the fauna and natural
history of the region.
In 2004 Raphael retraced the Steinbeck and Ricketts journey, visiting
the same sites during the same time of year. Using the extensive
scientific and literary records made by Steinbeck and Ricketts as a
historical baseline, they were able to show massive ecological changes
to Sea of Cortez since 1940. These changes affect the tidepool and open
water species as well as the coastal human communities of Mexico.
Steinbeck and Ricketts were ahead of their time in terms of thinking
about the connections between all aspects of a natural system. By
putting their work in historical and global context, we can see how
changes to the Sea of Cortez are directly tied to devastating changes
scientists are observing throughout the Earth's oceans.
Raphael Sagarin, Ph.D., is Associate Director for Ocean and Coastal
Policy at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at
This Event was organized by The Chapel Hill Institute for Cultural and
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During the talk the point is made of purchasing sustainable fish. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Website can help in your next
seafood purchase. Another organization, the Marine
Stewardship Council (MSC) works to safeguard the world's seafood
supply by promoting the best environmental choice.
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