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Jan 2017: "Gulf of Maine Research Institute: Surveying Casco Bay for the Long Term" Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors magazine

2017: "Melville's 'Brit': an etymological and ecocritical chomp into Moby-Dick," in The Sea and Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literary Culture , eds. Steve Mentz and Martha Elena Rojas (Routledge)

2016 quarterly columns for Sea History magazine included "Brown Pelican," "Louisiana Shrimp," "Swordfish Art," and "Dana Octopus Squid," which you can access via the Mystic Seaport's Educator's Site