Using ’50s-era black-and-white photos as scientific proof of a disturbing “fish shrinking trend” in the Florida Keys is a great example of why using old black-and-whites as scientific evidence of anything makes for some really hardhitting journalism.
“Notice that the fish on the far left is bigger than the guy who, I assume, caught it; and their little girl is smaller than most of the ‘biggies’ on the board.
“Those aren’t little people. Those are big fish.”
Thank you, Radiolab.org.
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.