Tippets: Considering Canoes, Susquehanna Flats Comeback

October 4, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • While drift boats and stand up paddle boards may receive more attention, Matthew Copeland takes time to consider the canoe, which “has been called mankind’s most perfect design,” he writes, “the pinnacle of simplicity and function.” Via Stalking the Seam.
  • After disappearing due to damage from Tropical Storm Agnes more than 40 years ago, the Susquehanna Flats of Chesapeake Bay have experienced and comeback. The area’s underwater grasses are vital habitat for juvenile fish. “It’s a powerful example of how organisms in ecosystems once given a chance can make themselves resistant to stresses and changes,” says Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Via ScienceDaily.