Alanna Mitchell

Award-winning Canadian science journalist.

Sea Sick, the book, redux

November 4, 2019

photo credit: Adeline Heymann

My book Sea Sick, The Global Ocean in Crisis, came out a decade ago. This year, my editor at Canadian Geographic, Aaron Kylie, asked me to revisit the science. What has happened in 10 years? It led me on a journey, of course, as all valid investigations do. This one was to Antarctica on yet another ship. Here’s what I found out:

This piece appeared in Quill and Quire, March 2018 – About a year ago, while I was passionately immersed in getting the manuscript of my latest book, The Spinning Magnet: The Force That Created the Modern World and Could Destroy It, to my publisher, I found myself with a brief moment to surface and take the temperature …

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For the last several months, I’ve been working on a huge series for Environmental Health News, an online publication, about effects of man-made chemicals and climate change on birds. It’s been a riot – the perfect combination of new findings, sleuthing scientists, puzzles and, of course, gorgeous creatures. Some of the pieces, including this opening …

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