Stan Ulanski


On his book The Gulf Stream: Tiny Plankton, Giant Bluefin, and the Amazing Story of the Powerful River in the Atlantic

Cover Interview of April 06, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The story of one of the last vestiges of wilderness on Earth.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“The book examines the scientific discovery of ocean circulation, the biological life teeming in the stream, and the role of the ocean currents in the settlement of New World. It is a story that connects the complex network of physics, biology, and human interactions that characterize our world.”

On the second:

“If, as a society, we can continue to value wilderness as a retreat and respite from the pressures of the twenty-first century, then how do we protect this watery wilderness?”