Atlantic Ocean

Hunger’s Children
Features

Fleeing the Irish Famine, some immigrants brought their islands with them to North America.

Feeding the Virgins
Article - Short

The US Virgin Islands are vulnerable to food shortages, but two innovative agricultural projects are getting things growing.

How Many Countries Does it Take to Save a Fish?
Features

All of them—which makes conservation difficult when your neighbors keep poaching.

Money Might Not Be Enough to Stop the Lionfish Invasion
Article - Short

In Mexico, officials consider a tax on divers to help fight invasive lionfish.

Walking Trees Terrorize Marshes
Article - Short

The good news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise. The bad news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise.

Coral Reefs’ Fleshy Future
Article - Short

As oceans become more acidic, fleshy coral relatives may outcompete their reef-building counterparts.

A Data Plan for Fish
Article - Short

OurFish app opens a window into small-scale fishing.

In the Netherlands, a Better Way to Rebuild the Beach
Article - Short

A US $78-million experiment aims to reinforce the rapidly eroding coastline, while avoiding the ecological damage common with other nourishment...

Watts in the Water
Features

Our oceans contain enough energy to power the planet—if we could just get our hands on it.

Auditing the Blue Blood Bank
Video

Horseshoe crabs have been saving our species—are we endangering theirs?

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray
Article - Short

Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.

Homo Sapiens Just Got Older—Way, Way Older
Article - Short

Bones found in Morocco place our lineage 100,000 years earlier and nowhere near where we thought.

West Africa’s Artisanal Fishers Rival the Industrial Fleet
Article - Short

But they’re much less effective—something scientists hope to change.

When New York Harbor Is Your Classroom
Features

An unusual New York City public high school where the school bus is a ferry, teachers are called crew, and some classes are held underwater is...

Tiny Zombie Worms Are the Beavers of the Deep
Article - Short

These deep-sea worms carve habitats out of whale bone.

Great White Sharks Are Being Killed and Eaten by Killer Whales
Article - Short

Three great whites are dead—their livers consumed—as serial killer whales rampage in South Africa.

Canada’s New Marine (Less) Protected (Than It Could Have Been) Area
Article - Short

A string of concessions to the oil and gas and fishing industries has severely weakened the protective value of Canada’s largest planned marine...

Hamburg’s Half-Billion-Dollar Bet
Article - Short

The German shipping city will spend US $592-million over 30 years in a bid to hold back the rising sea.

Brazil Gets Lit
Article - Short

Artificial lighting is spreading across the country, with unknown effects on its wildlife.

Seismic Surveys Force Fish to Flee
Article - Short

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

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