Marine
Tracking the tides

Tracking the tides

By Bhanu Sridharan I have lost count of the days. It’s the tide I track now. My eyes automatically scan the tide chart every few hours. How many hours of low tide? How long can I walk freely trying to learn the mangroves? Trying to understand the nature of the trees, the type of soil....
Trawling in Real Hot Water

Trawling in Real Hot Water

By Divya Karnad In a sea of a thousand fishing nets, hope floats. It is what helps the gill netters and trawl fishermen sail out day after day. While competition is intense, there are a few factors that skew the balance in favour of the larger, more technologically savvy boats. From SONAR fish finders to...
Do net gains cause species loss?

Do net gains cause species loss?

By Divya Karnad There is something important about the way Indians eat that is gradually turning into grandmother’s tales. Its significance lies not so much in its truth as in its consequence. Over fifty years ago, or about 2 generations ago, all food had its time and place. Travelers returning from Dehradun and Mussorie brought...