• Saving the Silverspot

    A team of scientists and land managers is racing to save a butterfly that depends on fragile coastal habitat.

  • The Unforgettable Pia Arke

    The most important feminist, postcolonial artist you’ve never heard of.

  • Ship Spotters

    In Felixstowe, a seaside town in England, watching container ships is a tradition, and a time for taking stock of life.

  • How to Fund an Expedition

    Charles Francis Hall had the courage to explore the Arctic—and the savvy to get the wealthy to pay for 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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Is China’s Hands-Off Approach to Fisheries Producing More Fish?
Article - Short

China’s fishers indiscriminately target predators as well as prey, putting different pressures on the ecosystem.

Proposed Policies Could Make America Overfished Again
Article - Short

A new “fish bill” could weaken regulations that have helped fisheries recover across the United States.

Caller ID for Dolphins
Article - Short

Researchers have developed an algorithm that identifies species by their calls and could help make population estimates.

The Effects of Invasive Pythons Slither through the Everglades
Article - Short

Pythons may be setting off a cascade of ecosystem changes. 

Arctic Shipping Traffic Has Been Rising for Decades
Article - Short

The opening of the Arctic Ocean is not a new phenomenon.

Saving the Silverspot
Article - Long

A team of scientists and land managers is racing to save a butterfly that depends on fragile coastal habitat.

A Synagogue with a Floor of Sand
Article - Long

Sand covering the sanctuary floor in a Curaçao synagogue muffles sound, but speaks volumes to the history of Judaism in the Caribbean.

Pinch Me
Article - Long

In a Washington State lake, two of the most globally invasive crayfish species are duking it out. Should we step in?

The Unforgettable Pia Arke
Article - Long

Ever heard of Arctic hysteria? Neither did this Danish-Greenlandic artist until 1995, and then she forever changed the way we view Arctic...

How to Fund an Expedition
Article - Long

Charles Francis Hall had the courage to explore the Arctic—and the savvy to get the wealthy to pay for it.

Ship Spotters
Video

In Felixstowe, a seaside town in England, watching container ships is a tradition, and a time for taking stock of life.

A Wall Worth Building: Making Clam Habitat Great Again
Video

On the Pacific Northwest coast, indigenous groups are reinvigorating the ancient practice of clam gardening.

Forget Fiberglass, This Surfing Champion Rides Reeds
Video

An ancient Peruvian tradition of building and paddling reed boats is kept alive by a small group of fishermen, including Juninho Urcia, a...

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. 

A Renaissance Field Guide to Fantastical Fish
Article - Short

Dutch fisherman Adriaen Coenen’s visual masterpiece chronicled the ocean’s denizens, real and imagined.

Book Review: The Fish Market
Article - Short

The complex story of sustainable seafood and the systems that make it possible.

The Mystery of the 19th-Century Maine Marine Monster
Article - Short

Before cameras and submersibles were commonplace, scientists had to rely on fishermen for intel on ocean creatures.

The Origins of Ghana’s Iconic Black Star Line
Article - Short

The focal point of the African nation’s flag was inspired by the name of its first shipping line.

Book Review: Seawomen of Iceland
Article - Short

For centuries, Icelandic women have been some of the world’s hardiest, and hardest-working, fishing captains. Anthropologist Margaret Willson...