Dungeness crabbers finished the season without a single whale entanglement, unlike past years, but they paid a price.
Anne Marshall-Chalmers is a freelance journalist who grew up in the Bay Area. For many years, though, she bounced around Tennessee and Kentucky while working as a reporter and audio producer. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Atlas Obscura, on NPR, in Inside Climate News, and in other media outlets. She reports on climate change, agriculture, public health, injustice, and the spaces where these topics intersect. She is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
As Whale Populations Grow, Dungeness Crabbers Foresee Their Own Demise
March 22, 2023 •
For decades, whale migration and crabbing operated as a tag team. But now, the whales are coming sooner—widening the window for exposure to fishing gear.
Packed at Pillar Point
January 12, 2021 •
Huge crowds are harvesting mussels and other invertebrates. Could this damage the much-beloved reef?
Flying in for the Crow Funeral
October 29, 2020 •
Can crows help explain human interest and rituals surrounding death?