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Articles by Avery Schuyler Nunn

Avery Schuyler Nunn is a freelance writer and photographer based in Southern California. In 2021, Avery graduated with a Master of Science degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she specialized in investigative science reporting and climate-driven redistribution of marine species. You can find her work in Grist/Fix, Popular Science Magazine, The Inertia, Whalebone Magazine, and more.

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Javier Bello could scarcely believe what he was seeing in the waters off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico. Where the Canadian fossil fuel company TC Energy had claimed there was little more than mounds of sand, he saw a thriving ecosystem. Sunbeams sliced through the water, and fish danced between the delicate array of wire and black corals 328 feet below the surface. “It was incredible,” he said.

Peering from a submarine, the marine scientist was among the first to lay eyes on a marine habitat that he and others fear will be devastated by the construction of a natural gas pipeline. The whole point of the voyage, in which scientists, fishers, and activists converged aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise for three weeks last June, was to show what could be lost by the project.

“We don’t often have access to these kinds of research opportunities in Mexico,” Bello said, “so it is a really good example of nongovernmental organizations working with universities to make things happen together.” 

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