North America

Rich Dolphin, Poor Dolphin, Beggar Dolphin, Thief
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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
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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
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Why are we still struggling to implement recommendations for fisheries management made nearly 150 years ago?

The Little Shop of Wildlife Horrors
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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
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Analyzing more than two million waves gives researchers a better idea of how rogue waves are born.

Tracking the Scars of Dolphin-Shark Battles
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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
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How a toxic debate over the first Americans hobbled science for decades.

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

The Bounty of the Bone Pile
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Butchered whales lure polar bears and tourists to a coastal Alaskan town. So far, so good. Sort of.

Proposed Policies Could Make America Overfished Again
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A new “fish bill” could weaken regulations that have helped fisheries recover across the United States.

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

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

Caller ID for Dolphins
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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
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Pythons may be setting off a cascade of ecosystem changes. 

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

Arctic Shipping Traffic Has Been Rising for Decades
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The opening of the Arctic Ocean is not a new phenomenon.

For Sharks, Even Catch and Release Can Kill
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Conservation-minded fishermen are doing more damage than they intend.

The Mystery of the 19th-Century Maine Marine Monster
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Before cameras and submersibles were commonplace, scientists had to rely on fishermen for intel on ocean creatures.

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

Snakes That Swim with Salmon
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Snakes’ wide-ranging diet and ability to slither into all manner of habitats lead to unexpected human-wildlife interactions.

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