Sea Star Tube Feet are Incredible!

Sea Star Tube Feet are Incredible!

The tube feet of a sea star are part of a spectacular vascular system, sucking water out of each foot to create a suction and pushing water into each to release the suction. They are fascinating to watch, and so strong! (Video by the New England Aquarium)

A Turtle Eclipse of the Sun!

A Turtle Eclipse of the Sun!

Tybee Island Marine Science Center took a photo of a turtle eclipsing the sun… how clever. This really illustrates how important it is for marine life swimming near the water’s surface to have white or light undersides that blend with the light shining into the water. Light bellies help them to camouflage their bodies from

“Loki’s” Shed Shell Preserved

“Loki’s” Shed Shell Preserved

A great big thank you to Rick Page of Classic Taxidermy in Middleton for preserving Loki’s shell. Loki was the model lobster for my book, “Something’s Tugging on My Claw!” I let Loki go last year and hopefully he’s happy back in the waters off Cape Ann, and we have his shed shell to remember

Those Remarkable Lobster Claws

Those Remarkable Lobster Claws

Did you know that the crusher claw of a lobster can be found on either the left or right side of a lobster? Since this is the lobster’s dominant claw, if the lobster’s crusher is on its right side, it’s considered a right handed lobster. Pictured are two lobsters that dropped their crusher claws to

A New Book Based on True Stories, This One’s Not for Kids

A New Book Based on True Stories, This One’s Not for Kids

I’m excited to say that although the cold, snowy spring hasn’t been my favorite, it’s given me additional down time to complete the book I’ve been working on for the past three years. I’ve been drawn to writing Bay State Skyesince my life has been strangely intertwined with the conflicting industries of lobstering and seafood processing,

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss story? Mine is “What Was I Scared Of?” Check it out. It’s a lesser known story at the end of “The Sneetches and Other Stories.” I loved Dr. Seuss stories as a kid, and feel they’ve had a significant influence on my own writing and illustrating. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

An Enjoyable Evening with the North Shore Reading Council

An Enjoyable Evening with the North Shore Reading Council

November 9, 2016: Such a wonderful evening presenting for the North Shore Reading Council, and getting to know a little more about many of the NSRC members. The Danversport Yacht Club was the perfect setting for a memorable evening discussing sea life, and an historical crime, trial, and eerie cottage on the shores of Lake

Exciting Publishers Weekly Article: Tips From An Indie Author

Exciting Publishers Weekly Article: Tips From An Indie Author

An interview that I did with Publishers Weekly’s bookroom editor, Drucilla Shultz, has been published in Publishers Weekly today, November 7, 2016! Thanks to Drucilla Shultz and Publishers Weekly for taking the time to produce this article. Please feel free to share with anyone who might want some tips about how to succeed at self