Animals in Sea History

Original content by: Rich King

About The Project

Since 2006 Rich King has been writing and illustrating "Animals in Sea History" in Sea History magazine, the quarterly publication of the National Maritime Historical Society. Mixing environmental history, literature, primary source research, and art history, these short articles introduce readers of all ages to the history of our relationship with ocean and coastal animals, all around the world. "Animals in Sea History" includes articles on birds, marine mammals, invertebrates, and fish.

Please feel free to download and use these in any way for educational purposes. Continue to check back as new articles will be added.

Current pieces include the following animals, categorized as birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals, and vertebrates.  Click on the links for PDFs.







Marine Mammals





  • Pigs- Coming Soon!