• An Act of Forgiveness Fuels a Fight in the Arctic

    Greenpeace and movie stars mend fences with a Nunavut hamlet as it heads to the Canadian Supreme Court.

  • The Questionable Science of Vancouver’s Port Expansion

    A flawed environmental impact assessment may have consequences for the western sandpiper.

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    The 6,000-Year-Old Village

    Traditional knowledge meets Western science on the central coast of British Columbia.

  • Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery

    Could the survival of millions of migrating shorebirds depend on the preservation of humble marine biofilm?

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“Ghost Forests” Are, Surprisingly, a Sign of Resilience
Article - Short

Nature is fighting sea level rise in its own way.

There Is Life on a Dead Coral Reef
Article - Short

Even dead and dying reefs still provide essential habitats for some marine life.

Making a More Perfect Penguin
Article - Short

A long-term study shows the subtle hand of natural selection on Argentina’s Magellanic penguins.

Pilot Whales Join the Babysitters’ Club
Article - Short

Off the coast of Nova Scotia, pilot whales look out for each other.

Terminator Redux: Lionfish Edition
Article - Short

A new fish trap uses artificial intelligence to target lionfish. 

An Act of Forgiveness Fuels a Fight in the Arctic
Article - Long

Greenpeace and movie stars mend fences with a Nunavut hamlet as it heads to the Canadian Supreme Court.

The Questionable Science of Vancouver’s Port Expansion
Article - Long

A flawed environmental impact assessment may have consequences for the western sandpiper.

Battling the Dike Mafia
Article - Long

A renegade biologist is challenging a millennium of German dike-building tradition.

New Coastal Books for Curious Kids
Article - Long

Choose downtime over screen time during the holidays with engaging reads that explore diversity in coastal environments and in people.

Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery
Article - Long

Could the survival of millions of migrating shorebirds depend on the preservation of humble marine biofilm?

The 6,000-Year-Old Village
Video

Traditional knowledge meets Western science on the central coast of British Columbia. 

The Collateral Damage of Yankee Whaling
Infographic

New research shows that 100,000 dead whales were just the tip of the iceberg. 

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...

Five Fishy Cases of Seafood Fraud
Article - Short

Fancy some fake caviar, imaginary fish, and sushi made from an endangered species?

The Dark Side of Lighthouses
Article - Short

Mouthfuls of molten lead, wild weather, and insanity: the occupational hazards of an early lighthouse keeper.

Book Review: How to Read Water
Article - Short

A poetic treatise on the art of natural navigation.

Book Review: Finding Franklin
Article - Short

Teasing the fate of Sir John Franklin’s expedition from the frozen Arctic has been an obsession of searchers since 1854.

The Unexpected Discovery of Anaphylaxis
Article - Short

How the sting of the Portuguese man-of-war led to one of the most significant medical advances rooted in oceanographic work.