Europe

Svalbard’s Snow Crabs: a Pincered Proxy for Arctic Oil
Article - Short

There were the cod wars and then the turbot wars—are the crab wars now upon us?

Pool-landia
Article - Long

For 70 years, Iceland has kept afloat the idea that mandatory swimming lessons save lives, but the policy doesn’t hold water.

One Ocean, Many Killer Whale Cultures
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Iceland’s killer whale society is more fluid than that of their northeast Pacific peers.

A Renaissance Field Guide to Fantastical Fish
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Dutch fisherman Adriaen Coenen’s visual masterpiece chronicled the ocean’s denizens, real and imagined.

Ship Spotters
Video

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

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

The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner
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Hunting and eating puffins are Icelandic traditions. But for how much longer?

Greenland Ice Melt Could Push Atlantic Circulation to Collapse
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New research gives a glimpse of the potential long-term consequences of anthropogenic warming.

The Surprising Side Effect of Anti-Anxiety Medication—on Salmon
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Salmon exposed to oxazepam migrate nearly twice as fast as their unmedicated counterparts. 

Santa Claus Is Coming to Port
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Before he was seasonal, he was seagoing.

Battling the Dike Mafia
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A renegade biologist is challenging a millennium of German dike-building tradition.

Europe’s Race to Save Its Rice
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Biologists are trying to breed a salt- and snail-resistant line of European rice.

Weapons of War Litter the Ocean Floor
Article - Long

At least one million tonnes of chemical weapons were dumped in the oceans between 1919 and 1980. Now what?

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

The Ugly Mermaid
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Long before Mary Shelley dreamed up Frankenstein, Japanese fishermen were cobbling together the ugliest mermaid monsters you’ll ever see.

Two-Headed Shark Discovered in Spain
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A baby shark with twice the bite.

The Fishermen of Lesbos
Video

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

Brexit Vote Will Likely Cause Problems for UK Fishers
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Fishers were part of the “Leave” push, but it may not work out as they’d hoped.

Like Shazam, but for Fish
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A new device uses infrared waves to rapidly identify species and fight fish fraud.

Murals by the Sea
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Five street art pieces that offer a new perspective on the ocean.

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