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Auditing the Blue Blood Bank
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Horseshoe crabs have been saving our species—are we endangering theirs?

The Gondola Maker
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Venice’s gondolas are sleek in style, specific in design, and steeped in history.

Here Be Tiny Dragons (and Other Micro Beasts)
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Researchers reveal the microscopic life in between the grains of sediment.

The Immortal Life of Dorothy’s Jellies
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A scientist who first sent jellyfish into space reveals secrets to a life without aging.

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

Forget Fiberglass, This Surfing Champion Rides Reeds
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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
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Traditional knowledge meets Western science on the central coast of British Columbia. 

The Killer Kiss of Kohn’s Snails
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Venomous cone snails may be slow, but they’re deadly.

The Fishermen of Lesbos
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Those most familiar with the waters off Lesbos, Greece, are putting aside their fishing nets to help refugees.

The Defenders of Muscle Beach
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Some beaches have mussels. This one has muscles. 

Solidarity and the Art of Sustainable Lobster Fishing
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In Punta Allen, Mexico, a lobster fishing cooperative supports the community and the environment.

Where Dead Whales Go to Live
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Take a peek behind the scenes at the Smithsonian Institution’s marine mammal warehouses.

The Right to Roam
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Scotland’s liberal access laws make life a whole lot better for everyone.

Et Tu, Ocean?
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The role of the sea in melting the Arctic.

Out of This World: the Minnesota Seaside Station
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More than a century ago, a group of students traveled from the American Midwest to Canada’s Pacific Coast to study seaweeds. Botanical Beach has...

Counting the Invisible Fish
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Scientists don’t need to see a fish to know it’s there.

How Ecosystems Got a Keystone
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One day in 1963, ecologist Bob Paine started plucking sea stars off rocks and tossing them into the sea. His study helped show how a species may...

Noise in a Modern Ocean
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The incessant noise in today’s oceans creates an acoustic smog that challenges animals’ survival.

The Cook, the Hunter, the Whales & their Watchers
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Whale watchers and whale hunters intermingle in the waters off Reykjavík, Iceland. Can they coexist?

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