Brad Matsen

BRAD MATSEN is the author of Death + Oil: A True Story of the Piper Alpha Disaster on the North Sea; Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King; Titanic’s Last Secrets; Planet Ocean: A Story of Life, the Sea, and Dancing to the Fossil Record, and many other books about the sea and its inhabitants. His articles on marine science and the environment have appeared in Mother Jones, Audubon, and Natural History, among many other publications. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington.


So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world,...

A New Year is Coming, Stay Tuned

As you may have noticed, the Rainshadow Journal flock has been silent for a while. But unlike snowbirds, we didn't flee south...

Birding in a time of plague

By Stephen Grace A few days ago I saw a Townsend’s solitaire on a bluff above Discovery Bay. I had...

The PTeRider Story:

“The town is full of FIPS,” I said when we got to the part in the tour about what kind of people...