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    Auditing the Blue Blood Bank

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

  • The Lunar Sea

    The moon influences life in a surprising and subtle way: with its light.

  • In the Land of Lost Gardens

    Tireless in her quest, ethnobotanist Nancy Turner works with indigenous elders to preserve plant knowledge dating back to the First People in the New World.

  • Here Be White Bears

    While dragons and other mythical beasts marked the charts of early mariners, Renaissance maps were illustrated with images—part fantasy and part fact—of polar bears.

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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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People Don’t Care if Their Fish Is Sustainable
Article - Short

Taste, price, and texture matter most to consumers when it comes to buying fish.

This Cuttlefish’s Secret Trick: Pretending to Be a Crab
Article - Short

Cephalopods really are the masters of misdirection.

1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish
Article - Short

Salmon fuels British Columbia’s coastal ecosystems—but the fish’s power extends far inland.

Quiet Please, the Fish Are Flirting
Article - Short

Fish that fart together stay together.

Corals Keep a Record of Ocean Pollution
Article - Short

Changes in nitrogen runoff are reflected in coral reef growth.

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.

The Lunar Sea
Features

The moon influences life in a surprising and subtle way: with its light.

In the Land of Lost Gardens
Features

Tireless in her quest, ethnobotanist Nancy Turner works with indigenous elders to preserve plant knowledge dating back to the First People in the...

Throwing Dead Fish for Fun and Ecological Profit
Features

Chucking chum and coho carcasses into a salmon-spawning stream supports more than just an ecosystem.

Here Be White Bears
Features

While dragons and other mythical beasts marked the charts of early mariners, Renaissance maps were illustrated with images—part fantasy and part...

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.

Life Interstitial
Infographic

What does it take to live between the grains of sand?

Here Be Tiny Dragons (and Other Micro Beasts)
Video

Researchers reveal the microscopic life in between the grains of sediment.

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.

Book Review: Iep Jāltok
Article - Short

A poetry collection explores the stories of the Marshallese people and the fallout of the US military’s nuclear testing on the islands.