South-East Asia

Living in the Sand
Photo Essay

There’s a whole lot more on the ocean floor if you just know where to look for it.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Wetlands
Article - Short

Lucky horseshoe crabs get moved away from areas where they’re on the menu.

A Data Plan for Fish
Article - Short

OurFish app opens a window into small-scale fishing.

Reef Avengers
Features

Indonesia’s reefs have been poisoned or blasted to smithereens by the very people who depend on them the most. Now islanders are working to...

Cambodia’s Dirty Business
Article - Short

Three activists are living in exile following a campaign to expose Cambodia’s sand mining industry.

Decline of Salt Farming Leads to Shorebird Shakeout
Article - Short

A key habitat for migratory birds, salt pans are threatened by shifting industrial priorities.

Breeding Dory
Features

When Finding Nemo was released, clownfish became the latest trendy pet. Now, as Finding Dory is about to hit the big screen,...

The Big (Coastal) Squeeze
Photo Essay

Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta shoreline is at risk of getting squeezed out.

The Price of Rejection
Article - Short

New research uncovers hidden losses in the aquarium fish trade.

Ceremonies at Sea
Article - Short

From Indonesia to Israel, many religious and cultural groups head to the beach to revel and repent.

A Hope for Thailand's Shrimp Farms
Article - Short

A novel closed-loop design seems to be helping one Thai shrimp farmer fend off a deadly disease. 

Peekaboo Islands
Article - Short

From tides to tectonics, puzzling events have pushed these five islands under water—only for them to rise again.

Coast Today, Toast Tomorrow
Article - Short

Slumping shorelines, roving rivers, and exploding islands—five coastlines that I’m sure were here yesterday.

Mangrove Forests Are Being Starved of Mud
Article - Short

Dams are leaving mangroves dangerously short on dirt. 

Science and Politics in the South China Sea
Article - Short

What it’s like to study marine biodiversity in one of the world’s most disputed zones.

There’s Probably Garbage in Your Fish
Article - Short

In Indonesia and the United States, fish are contaminated with human debris. 

Refugee Policy Adrift: How Humans Migrate
Article - Short

Why are some countries more attractive destinations for refugees than others?

Sarlaccs of the Sea
Article - Short

Scientists watched as a coral slowly devoured a sea slug.

Big Bad Dottybacks
Article - Short

Predatory fish dress like their prey.

Stories from the Seven Seas
Article - Short

Coastal stories that washed up on our shore.

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