• The Power of Compassion

    Why humpback whales rescue seals and why volunteering for beach cleanups improves your health.

  • Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club

    Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

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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.

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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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Dolphins Master Decapitation
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In the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins have learned a deadly new trick.

Invasive Lionfish May Be Superfish Hybrids
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The fish taking over the Caribbean is a hybrid of two Indo-Pacific lionfish species.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Wetlands
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Lucky horseshoe crabs get moved away from areas where they’re on the menu.

Breaking. Bad?
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New research shows there’s life in the wake of Antarctica’s crack epidemic.

Did Climate Change Bring Down Late Bronze Age Civilizations?
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Marine archaeologists excavating the eastern Mediterranean are learning how the Bronze Age Mycenaean, Egyptian, and Anatolian Empires fell.

The Power of Compassion
Features

Why humpback whales rescue seals and why volunteering for beach cleanups improves your health.

Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club
Features

Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

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.

Kissing Bergs and Dancing the Innu Shuffle
Photo Essay

Reflections from a journey spanning St. John’s to Nain on Canada’s east coast.

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,...

Not Your Average Beach House
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Forget rebar or prestressed lumber—the sea provides a bounty of alternative construction materials.

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

Hakai Magazine Turns Two!
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To celebrate, here are our most popular stories from our second year of publishing.

The Wrong Whale In All The Right Ways
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New research reveals how the North Pacific’s wrong whale escaped exploitation during whaling’s heyday.