North America

California’s Surf Spots Are Heading for a Wipeout
Article - Short

Rising sea level is transforming the coastline and causing iconic beaches to disappear.

Here Be Tiny Dragons (and Other Micro Beasts)
Video

Researchers reveal the microscopic life in between the grains of sediment.

Stealing the Slims River
Article - Short

River piracy could become more common in a warming world.

Seismic Surveys Force Fish to Flee
Article - Short

New research reveals that reef fish hide from the sharp sounds of seismic airguns.

The Lingering Legacy of the Nathan E. Stewart
Article - Short

It’s been six months since the tug ran aground on the British Columbia coast, but local First Nations are still living with the repercussions.

Listen to How Loud the Sea Is
Infographic

Our interactive sound map explores the busy marine soundscape, from kayaks to cruise ships. 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Was Ignoring Its Own Habitat Protection Guidelines
Article - Short

In 2012, the federal government relaxed rules limiting the degradation of fishing habitat, claiming the requirements were overly burdensome. But...

Dam Busters
Article - Long

A nascent environmental movement is liberating rivers and freeing fish.

Biology Versus Bones: the Case of the Cape Flattery Fur Seal
Article - Short

The fishing rights of Olympic Peninsula tribes hinge on solving the identity of Cape Flattery’s fur seals. 

The Wrong Whale In All The Right Ways
Article - Short

New research reveals how the North Pacific’s wrong whale escaped exploitation during whaling’s heyday.

Journey into the Plastisphere
Article - Long

Plastic marine debris is one of the world’s newest ecosystems, and scientists have just begun to understand how microbes are settling into their...

The Immortal Life of Dorothy’s Jellies
Video

A scientist who first sent jellyfish into space reveals secrets to a life without aging.

Rich Dolphin, Poor Dolphin, Beggar Dolphin, Thief
Article - Short

Human activity turns dolphins into beggars and thieves. What does that mean for their social lives?

Cannabis Chronnoisseurs Are Tapping the Budding Fish-Friendly Pot Business
Article - Short

No longer forced to operate in the shadows, marijuana growers are learning to make their farming friendlier for fish. 

The Fisheries Scientist Who Saw the Future
Article - Short

Why are we still struggling to implement recommendations for fisheries management made nearly 150 years ago?

The Little Shop of Wildlife Horrors
Article - Long

The grim curios and taxidermic creations housed in the US wildlife repository provide clues about trends in wildlife smuggling. And in recent...

Validating Tall Tales of Rogue Waves
Article - Short

Analyzing more than two million waves gives researchers a better idea of how rogue waves are born.

Tracking the Scars of Dolphin-Shark Battles
Article - Short

It’s almost impossible to witness skirmishes between dolphins and sharks, so researchers look to their battle scars for clues.

From Vilified to Vindicated: the Story of Jacques Cinq-Mars
Article - Long

How a toxic debate over the first Americans hobbled science for decades.

Book Review: Ice Bear
Article - Short

A richly illustrated book explores the cultural history of the Arctic’s iconic symbol: the polar bear. 

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