Ret Talbot

Ret Talbot is an award-winning independent journalist and writer who covers ocean issues and fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. His work can be found in publications such as Discover MagazineNational GeographicMongabayOcean Geographic, and Yale Environment 360. His most recent book is Chasing Shadows (William Morrow/July 2023), written with shark biologist Greg Skomal about the resurgence in the white shark population in the western North Atlantic. Talbot lives on the coast of Maine with his wife, scientific illustrator Karen Talbot.

info Subjects


Nature & Environment

notepad Skills

  • Articles
  • Blog posts
  • Books
  • Editing
  • Essays
  • Feature writing
  • News
  • Op-Ed
  • Photography

Selected Work

As author, unless indicated otherwise.


Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows is a book about the resurgence of the white shark population in the western North Atlantic told through the eyes of shark biologist Greg Skomal. At its heart, it is a too-rare conservation success story about restoring an apex predator to an ecosystem. 

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