Melissa Gaskill

Independent journalist Melissa Gaskill covers science, the environment, and adventure travel for a variety of print and online publications and is the author of two books: A World-Wide Travel Guide to Sea Turtles and Best Hikes with Dogs: Texas Hill Country and Gulf Coast. She enjoys kakaying, hiking, scuba diving and anything to do with the ocean, and can be found @MelissaGaskill.

11 Facts About the Vaquita, The World's Most Endangered Porpoise
The Troubling Consequences of the Vanishing Ice at Glacier National Park
Meet the Biologists Who Rescue Whales Trapped in Fishing Gear
Should Scientists Battle Poachers by Keeping Animal Locations Secret?
4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Feed the Birds (Or Any Animals)
8 Ways Domestic Cats Are a Serious Threat to Nature
11 Things You Might Not Know About the Gulf of Mexico
9 Alarming Facts About Coral Reef Bleaching
15 Shucking Amazing Facts About Oysters
Why We Track Asteroids Like the One That Flew by This Week
10 Bright Facts About the Northern Lights
5 of the World's Largest Telescopes—and Their Discoveries
8 Cool Things We Can Do With Satellites
10 Animals We Tag—and What We Learn From It
10 Crazy Things Your Smartphone Could Do
10 Cool Citizen Science Projects
20 Things You Didn’t Know About Sea Turtles
12 Cool Experiments Done on the International Space Station
How Highway Underpasses are Saving Panthers in Florida
9 Surprising Facts About Sharks
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