Quick Reads

    The Feather Cloak of Captain Cook
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    When Captain Cook and his crew landed on Hawaii to restock their provisions, the island’s high chief gave the cloak off his back to the British...

    Caamaño: The Sound of (Whale) Music
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    Is this where North Pacific humpback whales practice their songs?

    Old Coast, New Coast: Hong Kong
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    Victoria Peak has long been a prime spot from which to witness Hong Kong’s dizzying evolution.

    For the Information of Others
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    Consummate naturalist Ian McTaggart Cowan spent a lifetime documenting the biodiversity of British Columbia in detailed nature journals.

    Real Sunken Cities
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    These five sunken cities testify to the risks of coastal life.

    Book Review: Ocean Country
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    A life-threatening accident sets journalist Liz Cunningham on a life-changing journey. 

    Book Review: A World for My Daughter
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    Through letters to his daughter, an ecologist shares his knowledge of the natural world and his hopes for its future.

    Coast Today, Toast Tomorrow
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    Slumping shorelines, roving rivers, and exploding islands—five coastlines that I’m sure were here yesterday.

    Nourished by the Sea
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    A seaweed celebration offers a glimpse into Guernsey’s past.

    Fish Helmets Don’t Save Lives
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    Kiribati’s porcupinefish helmets were more about drama than defense. 

    Book Review: The Battle for Paradise
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    A remote Costa Rican village must choose: surfing or tuna?

    How to Get Drunken, Sailor
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    Five historic drinks that helped seafarers get three sheets to the wind.

    Book Review: Plankton
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    A phantasmagoria of aquatic drifters, up close.

    Ocean Rx
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    Five Marine Organisms That Are Good for Your Health.

    The Original Container Ships
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    Big ships plus lots of money equaled handy profits for Spain when it ran the world’s first trans-Pacific trading enterprise.

    A Parka and a Fashionista
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    Designers for the Paris runways have nothing on the seamstresses of the Bering Sea’s St. Lawrence Island.

    Coveted Clams
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    Shucking these five bivalves will cost you.

    Old Coast, New Coast: Halifax Harbour
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    One December morning, the world’s largest explosion tore through the heart of Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia. The city grieved, rebuilt, and carried...

    May the Crosh Be With You
    Article - Short

    Forget that lucky rabbit’s foot; try a fish bone instead.

    Book Review: Spirals in Time
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    Helen Scales explores the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells.

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