Atlantic Ocean

The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner
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Hunting and eating puffins are Icelandic traditions. But for how much longer?

The Last Trial of the Codfather
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Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law....

Greenland Ice Melt Could Push Atlantic Circulation to Collapse
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New research gives a glimpse of the potential long-term consequences of anthropogenic warming.

The Surprising Side Effect of Anti-Anxiety Medication—on Salmon
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Salmon exposed to oxazepam migrate nearly twice as fast as their unmedicated counterparts. 

Reinforce and Build
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The vicious cycle driving development on Florida’s most fragile beaches.

Florida’s White Ibises May Be Spreading Disease
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The increasingly urban birds are carrying salmonella. 

In South Africa, Colonialism Was Written on Stone
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An ocher painting of a ship from the early 18th century serves as a visual reminder of the clash between indigenous peoples and settlers.

He’s Got the Whole Coast in His Hand
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One-of-a-kind handheld maps of Greenland are an early example of the intimate relationship the Inuit have with their landscape.

Oft-Overlooked Jellyfisheries Are Too Big to Ignore
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Jellyfish fisheries are booming, but we still don’t know if they’re a good idea.

Return of the Mummers
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The people of Newfoundland and Labrador revive an eccentric tradition that’s part Christmas, part Halloween, to celebrate the holidays.

There Is Life on a Dead Coral Reef
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Even dead and dying reefs still provide essential habitats for some marine life.

Making a More Perfect Penguin
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A long-term study shows the subtle hand of natural selection on Argentina’s Magellanic penguins.

Battling the Dike Mafia
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A renegade biologist is challenging a millennium of German dike-building tradition.

Pilot Whales Join the Babysitters’ Club
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Off the coast of Nova Scotia, pilot whales look out for each other.

Terminator Redux: Lionfish Edition
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A new fish trap uses artificial intelligence to target lionfish. 

During Sandy, Wetlands Averted US $625-Million in Damages
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A new analysis confirms the protective role played by wetlands.

Scientists Discover an Underwater Pollinator
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A first of its kind, this marine plant is pollinated by zooplankton and invertebrates. 

Weapons of War Litter the Ocean Floor
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At least one million tonnes of chemical weapons were dumped in the oceans between 1919 and 1980. Now what?

Book Review: Finding Franklin
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Teasing the fate of Sir John Franklin’s expedition from the frozen Arctic has been an obsession of searchers since 1854.

The Unexpected Discovery of Anaphylaxis
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How the sting of the Portuguese man-of-war led to one of the most significant medical advances rooted in oceanographic work.

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