Oceania

Corals Keep a Record of Ocean Pollution
Article - Short

Changes in nitrogen runoff are reflected in coral reef growth.

Lights Out for Hawai‘i’s Seabirds
Article - Short

Scientists hope lasers can save endangered seabirds from power line collisions.

Detoxing the Ocean
Article - Short

New technology could pull toxic metals out of contaminated water.

Have Scientists Been Overestimating our Toll on Reef Sharks?
Article - Short

New research suggests we’ve hurt reef shark populations much less than previously assumed.

Book Review: Iep Jāltok
Article - Short

A poetry collection explores the stories of the Marshallese people and the fallout of the US military’s nuclear testing on the islands.

Cuttlefish Brawl
Comic

Bif! Blam! Whack! Boom! When giant Australian cuttlefish convene to mate, males usually rely on visual displays to intimidate one another—but...

Hawai‘i Is Being Overrun by Invasive Cannibals
Article - Short

Hawai‘i’s invasive species are scavenging each other’s corpses, sustaining their takeover of the islands.

Why Whales Leap Into the Air
Article - Short

After hundreds of hours of observations, we now know it’s true: breaching humpback whales are yelling.

Diving into El Niño’s Past
Article - Short

A 7,000-year temperature record pulled from ancient coral suggests El Niño is getting worse. 

Swimming with Tuna
Features

A controversial plan for a tourist attraction sparks questions about South Australia’s celebrated tuna ranching industry.

The Timeline of Fear
Article - Short

Two populations of bandicoots show that learning to fear a new predator can take quite some time.

Researchers Discover a Sea Snake Nursery
Article - Short

Even venomous sea snakes are vulnerable as babies, but their mothers know where to keep them safe. 

When Living on an Island Kills
Article - Short

Ecotourism threatens the cute and cuddly quokkas isolated on an island in the Indian Ocean.

Scientists Discover a Mouth-Breathing Dolphin
Article - Short

Here’s why that’s really, really weird.

Fast Bird, Slow Food
Features

In New Zealand, sooty shearwater populations are being restored with the collective knowledge of Māori harvesters and seabird researchers.

Stars, Stripes, and Palm Trees
Article - Short

How the humble postage stamp played a part in the Americanization of Hawai‘i.

In Australia, Flooding Is Already on the Rise
Article - Short

A new analysis shows flooding in southeastern Australia has nearly doubled since 1860. 

Fishing With Cyanide
Article - Short

A small study finds US retailers are selling fish caught using the illegal technique.

Breeding the Ubercoral
Features

Researchers are working to fast-track evolution to help corals face a changing ocean.

The Hangover of Coral Bleaching
Article - Short

Even if a reef recovers from bleaching, the damage is already done to future generations.

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