Cotton Candy Lobster Caught in Penobscot Bay!

Cotton Candy Lobster Caught in Penobscot Bay!

This gorgeous lobster has been categorized as a rare “cotton candy” lobster. According to National Geographic, one of these pastel pink, baby blue, and periwinkle colored lobsters are found every 4 or 5 years. Why this shell coloration happens is unclear. It could be caused by a...

OctoPie – So Creative!

OctoPie – So Creative!

How awesome is this! I’m learning everything I can about the octopus for a new children’s book that will include one, and this pops up on social media. (Pie by James A. Bonaparte)

Beauport Hotel Gloucester Speaking Event

Beauport Hotel Gloucester Speaking Event

Had a blast at the Fireside Chat on last Monday! I met so many interesting people and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. If you’d like to hear why I wrote “Bay State Skye,” click on the photo above, and then on the video below and enjoy!

A Sea Star Comic

A Sea Star Comic

You realize you’re seriously in love with sea creatures when your daughter texts you the following and says, “Mom I think they made this comic for you!” (and they did!) Click the photo to see the full comic. Regeneration is fascinating. Enjoy!! (comic by pbfcomics.com)

Hot Time at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH

Hot Time at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH

Last weekend we spent three days in Wolfeboro, NH, the area from which Frederick Small’s jurors in “Perfection To A Fault” hailed. The weather was like the Schooner Weekend chapter in “Bay State Skye.” The setting was beautiful, sitting in 90+ degree weather was...

Ingram Book Company is Distributing Seatales Books

Ingram Book Company is Distributing Seatales Books

A quick update:All of our books are now available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book format, including our children’s books. They’re available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Brodart, Follett, and our newest distributor, Ingram Book Company (1-800-937-8200). Now getting a...

ERDG Art/Science Contest

ERDG Art/Science Contest

Teachers and parents: If you’re looking for an authentic art/science lesson, this is a great contest for your class or kids. Unfamiliar with horseshoe crabs? Read “The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab” (now available in paperback) to get the creative ideas flowing. Then enter the ERDG’s annual...

Shark Tooth Hunting at Venice Beach, Florida

Shark Tooth Hunting at Venice Beach, Florida

Giant waves at Venice Beach turned into a plentiful hunting excursion for shark teeth. There’s no need to purchase fancy screened shark tooth catchers that will mark you as a tourist. Simply wait for a day when the surf is up and walk along the edge of the shore. Shark teeth will literally...

A Hermit Crab Finds His House

A Hermit Crab Finds His House

A perfect video showing how a hermit crab really finds and checks out a new home. His tail is super soft, so he needs to be certain the shell is empty and the move is swift so he can stay safe. Check out the video below!

A Manatee and Her Calf

A Manatee and Her Calf

I could watch these graceful creatures all day! I saw hundreds of them on the west coast of Florida a year or two ago. They come close to shore to warm themselves at the power plants in the winter. Click on the video below to see the mom and her calf swimming together.