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    The Killer Kiss of Kohn’s Snails

    Venomous cone snails may be slow, but they’re deadly.

  • A Sunken Bridge the Size of a Continent

    A remote Arctic land may hold a vital missing chapter from human history. The only problem? It disappeared at the end of the last ice age.

  • What the Ancient Oyster Knows

    Scientists in the emerging field of conservation paleobiology believe that the key to oyster conservation could be contained in ancient shells.

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    Nuclear Neighbors

    How does a coastal nuclear plant affect the sea life and communities that surround it?

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Hakai Magazine explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective. The magazine is funded by the Tula Foundation, which also funds the Hakai Institute, but remains editorially independent.

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This Robot Thinks It’s a Larva
Article - Short

A new robot is designed to mimic the behavior of teeny tiny larvae.

A Different Kind of Oral History
Article - Short

Marine mammals have a surprising prevalence of dental disease.

Researchers Discover a Sea Snake Nursery
Article - Short

Even venomous sea snakes are vulnerable as babies, but their mothers know where to keep them safe. 

Decline of Salt Farming Leads to Shorebird Shakeout
Article - Short

A key habitat for migratory birds, salt pans are threatened by shifting industrial priorities.

The Shark Fin Ban That Should Be Banned
Article - Short

Why eliminating the shark fin trade in the United States is bad for sharks and legitimate fishers.  

A Sunken Bridge the Size of a Continent
Article - Long

A remote Arctic land may hold a vital missing chapter from human history. The only problem? It disappeared at the end of the last ice age.

What the Ancient Oyster Knows
Article - Long

Scientists in the emerging field of conservation paleobiology believe that the key to oyster conservation could be contained in ancient shells....

Fast Bird, Slow Food
Article - Long

In New Zealand, sooty shearwater populations are being restored with the collective knowledge of Māori harvesters and seabird researchers.

Welcome to the Arctic, Fish
Article - Long

As the climate changes, the Arctic Ocean beckons Pacific salmon and other species. How will we fish responsibly?

Ticked Off on Martha’s Vineyard
Article - Long

Forget rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, you’re more likely to get Lyme disease on the island.

The Killer Kiss of Kohn’s Snails
Video

Venomous cone snails may be slow, but they’re deadly.

The Secret World of Bog
Photo Essay

Photos of a lesser-known ecosystem, from British Columbia’s outer coast.

Making Money Out of Mud
Photo Essay

In the degraded environment of Pakistan’s Indus Delta region, where locals who depend on fishing struggle to sustain themselves, crab fattening...

Nuclear Neighbors
Comic

How does a coastal nuclear plant affect the sea life and communities that surround it?

Coral, Explained
Photo Essay

A little bit algae, a little bit rock, and a lot animal. If you’ve ever wondered about the life of a coral, this photo essay will help.

Book Review: What a Fish Knows
Article - Short

From using tools to faking orgasms, fish can do more than most people realize.

When History Washes Ashore
Article - Short

Rubber duckies now, duckey stones then: lost cargo from the pre-plastic generation.

Two Sides of One Mask
Article - Short

A painted wooden clam mask celebrates the home and history of the Heiltsuk First Nation.

Attack of the Cartographic Land Octopus
Article - Short

Far from just a way to avoid getting lost, maps have also been used as a means of persuasion.

Book Review: Holy Mōlī
Article - Short

Author Hob Osterlund introduces readers to the fabled seabirds—and her guardian spirits—through an offshoot population on Kaua‘i.