Atlantic Ocean

West Africa’s Artisanal Fishers Rival the Industrial Fleet
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But they’re much less effective—something scientists hope to change.

When New York Harbor Is Your Classroom
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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
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These deep-sea worms carve habitats out of whale bone.

Great White Sharks Are Being Killed and Eaten by Killer Whales
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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
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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
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The German shipping city will spend US $592-million over 30 years in a bid to hold back the rising sea.

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

Seismic Surveys Force Fish to Flee
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New research reveals that reef fish hide from the sharp sounds of seismic airguns.

Pool-landia
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For 70 years, Iceland has kept afloat the idea that mandatory swimming lessons save lives, but the policy doesn’t hold water.

Dam Busters
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A nascent environmental movement is liberating rivers and freeing fish.

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

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?

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 Goddess Who Moves Like the Waves
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Afro-Cuban deity Yemayá dances like the tide in Santeria ceremonies, but replicating her movements for commercial purposes has invited critique....

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.

One Ocean, Many Killer Whale Cultures
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Iceland’s killer whale society is more fluid than that of their northeast Pacific peers.

In the Bahamas, Sharks Are Worth More Alive than Dead
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Shark tourism is big business—but the money doesn’t always go where you’d think.

A Renaissance Field Guide to Fantastical Fish
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Dutch fisherman Adriaen Coenen’s visual masterpiece chronicled the ocean’s denizens, real and imagined.

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.

A Synagogue with a Floor of Sand
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Sand covering the sanctuary floor in a Curaçao synagogue muffles sound, but speaks volumes to the history of Judaism in the Caribbean.

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