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    Mexican Fishing Bats

    In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mystery of a bat that makes its living at sea.

  • A Teen Whaler in the Age of Cyberbullies

    Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.

  • Hunger’s Children

    Fleeing the Irish Famine, some immigrants brought their islands with them to North America.

  • How Many Countries Does it Take to Save a Fish?

    All of them—which makes conservation difficult when your neighbors keep poaching.

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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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Green Crabs Are Officially Delicious
Article - Short

Commodifying a harmful invader with technology typically used to pulverize chicken meat.

Eat, Love, Pay
Article - Short

Hilsa are small fish with a huge fan base, and people will pay to protect them. 

A Healthy Ocean Needs Viruses
Article - Short

And the more we learn about them, the weirder they get.

Reimagining the History of Human Migration With a 65,000-Year-Old Find
Article - Short

An ax and some sparkly paint could change the ancient human travelogue.

Feeding the Virgins
Article - Short

The US Virgin Islands are vulnerable to food shortages, but two innovative agricultural projects are getting things growing.

A Teen Whaler in the Age of Cyberbullies
Features

Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.

Hunger’s Children
Features

Fleeing the Irish Famine, some immigrants brought their islands with them to North America.

How Many Countries Does it Take to Save a Fish?
Features

All of them—which makes conservation difficult when your neighbors keep poaching.

Watts in the Water
Features

Our oceans contain enough energy to power the planet—if we could just get our hands on it.

Coastal Books to Keep the Kids Busy This Summer
Features

From the Shark Lady to refugees who traveled by sea, this season’s stories are sure to inspire.

Mexican Fishing Bats
Video

In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mystery of a bat that makes its living at sea.

Eau Canada
Infographic

We have the longest coastline in the world and the best stories (sorry).

Auditing the Blue Blood Bank
Video

Horseshoe crabs have been saving our species—are we endangering theirs?

Plastics Without Borders
Infographic

The theme of World Oceans Day is plastic pollution prevention. From the shores of Vancouver, British Columbia, to the floor of the Baltic Sea,...

The Gondola Maker
Video

Venice’s gondolas are sleek in style, specific in design, and steeped in history.

Not Your Average Beach House
Article - Short

Forget rebar or prestressed lumber—the sea provides a bounty of alternative construction materials.

Starring Sea Monsters
Article - Short

Sci-fi flicks from the 1950s and ’60s responded to the threat of nuclear war with villains from the sea.

The Path of the Unseen Whale
Article - Short

Just as a hunter leaves a trail in the snow, a whale forms prints on the water’s surface.

Hakai Magazine Turns Two!
Article - Short

To celebrate, here are our most popular stories from our second year of publishing.

The Wrong Whale In All The Right Ways
Article - Short

New research reveals how the North Pacific’s wrong whale escaped exploitation during whaling’s heyday.