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January 19, 2014: Waging War Against Whalers, Paragliding Above Pakistan and More

Join host Boyd Matson as he and his guests sleep high on sheer mountain cliffs, wage war against whalers, consume bacteria in pursuit of better health, crash during paragliding takeoff in Pakistan, eat invasive species, and photograph 30 years of warfare in Afghanistan.

Belize Fights Back Against an Uninvited Guest

Lionfish are predators of Belize’s waters, threatening tourism and local wildlife. Could offering them as a delicacy solve the problem?

The Truth About Getting Stung by a Lionfish

“It won’t kill you, but it’ll make you wish you were dead”. That’s how diving instructor Mike Ryan described a lionfish sting as he briefed a boat full of people before an afternoon dive.

Top 5 Myths About Lionfish

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the lionfish invasion in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. With the invasion being a relatively new phenomenon (at least to most people), there’s bound to be some misinformation flying around. Here are the top five misconception about lionfish and the facts behind them.

Lionfish: Gotta Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em

Big problems call for big solutions, and there has been a lot of talk recently about how to address the big problem of invasive lionfish in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. The answer is simple. Eat them.

Can a Lionfish-Patterned Suit Repel Sharks?

“Rash guards,” also called “rash vests” and “rashies,” may not be that well known to the general public, but they have been used by water sports jocks for years. Made of spandex and nylon or polyester, the synthetic material resembles a wet suit, but instead of keeping the wearer warm, it helps cool them off.…

The Hunt for Invasive Lionfish Begins

Invasive lionfish are one of the biggest threats to the Florida Keys reef ecosystem today. However, locals are taking matters into their own hands in new and innovative ways.