Author: Dr Abalone

I’m a marine biologist living in the Pacific Northwest who got started as a surfer on the California coast in the early 1970s. In addition to writing scientific research articles, I also write about surfing, making videos, wine, and the US west coast / Hawaiian life styles.

50 Years from Today

Mike Wallace of 60 minutes fame complied  a book entitled “The Way We Will Be 50 Years from Today: 60 Of The World’s Greatest Minds Share Their Visions of the Next Half-Century.” He asked me to write an essay on my vision for the future but it did not make the final cut. For whatever…

A Hatteras Odyssey

One of my favorite classic surf films is from my senior year of High School when I lived in the east coast. During spring break 1975 Dave Bence, Frank Dorenkamp, Pat Fulks, and I went on a surf trip in my ’66 VW camper van and Frank’s Chevy Vega to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina from…