Pacific Ocean

Avoiding Extinction
Features

Giving Mexico’s rarest porpoise, the vaquita, a fighting chance in the face of poverty, corruption, and greed.

Starving Killer Whales Are Losing Most of Their Babies
Article - Short

A nearly 70 percent miscarriage rate is threatening the future of the southern resident killer whale.

Sand? Mine!
Features

Our insatiable need for concrete has led to destructive mining around the world. How can we do it better?

One Man’s Junk
Video

For 40 years, John has been collecting our garbage off the beach. Here’s where you can visit it.

Guardians of the Coast
Features

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but British Columbia’s coastal First Nations are joining forces to safeguard the coast.

The Great Salmon Escape: Is There a Better Way to Farm Fish?
Article - Short

We’ve just seen how open-net fish farms can go wrong. It’s time to look at the alternatives.

California: the State of Salmon
Article - Short

Even if the levees are torn down, chinook restoration faces walls.

Spineless Beauty
Photo Essay

These tiny marine creatures are enormously photogenic.

The Foragin’ of Species
Article - Short

An unprecedented three-week scavenger hunt sets a baseline for marine biodiversity.

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

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

Ocean Racket Makes for Rascally Wrasses
Article - Short

Motorboat noise spurs rise in fish-on-fish crime.

Counting Fish by Their Calls
Article - Short

Fish are noisy, and researchers are putting those sounds to work.

Hypothesis Confirmed: Sea Lion Mass Deaths Caused by Malnutrition
Article - Short

The warm water Blob hurt a generation of sea lions.

Mexican Fishing Bats
Video

In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mystery of a bat that makes its living at sea.

A Teen Whaler in the Age of Cyberbullies
Features

Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.

People Don’t Care if Their Fish Is Sustainable
Article - Short

Taste, price, and texture matter most to consumers when it comes to buying fish.

1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish
Article - Short

Salmon fuels British Columbia’s coastal ecosystems—but the fish’s power extends far inland.

Quiet Please, the Fish Are Flirting
Article - Short

Fish that fart together stay together.

Corals Keep a Record of Ocean Pollution
Article - Short

Changes in nitrogen runoff are reflected in coral reef growth.

In the Land of Lost Gardens
Features

Tireless in her quest, ethnobotanist Nancy Turner works with indigenous elders to preserve plant knowledge dating back to the First People in the...

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