Pacific Ocean

Radioactive Refuges
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A heavily-exploited Japanese fish found sanctuary after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

Archaeological Find Puts Humans in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought
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New evidence suggests human presence in a Yukon cave during the last ice age 24,000 years ago.

Competition Pressured Killer Whales into Menopause
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Selfish daughters, not altruistic grandmothers, could explain the evolution of menopause.

Diving into El Niño’s Past
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A 7,000-year temperature record pulled from ancient coral suggests El Niño is getting worse. 

The Hunter’s Designer Shades
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Yup’ik hunters wore visors decorated with beautiful charms and designs.

Protecting Blue Whales by Predicting Where They’ll Be
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Researchers are using historical tracking data and environmental modeling to calculate where blue whales will congregate.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis
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The unsettling disappearance of a fisheries observer sparks questions about safety on the high seas and the fate of the fish stocks observers...

The Secret Language of Salmon Skin Coats
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From keeping one dry to securing a life partner, these ancient garments served many purposes.

Big Bird in the City
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If done carefully, great blue heron habitat and urban development can coexist.

The Big Sort
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Clearing tonnes of plastic debris off beaches is only the first step—then comes the conundrum of what to do with it all.

New CCGS Sir John Franklin Gets Frosty Reception
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A new Canadian research ship will be named after John Franklin—but is that really a good idea?

Forget Fiberglass, This Surfing Champion Rides Reeds
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An ancient Peruvian tradition of building and paddling reed boats is kept alive by a small group of fishermen, including Juninho Urcia, a...

Scientists Confirm: “the Blob” Really Messed Up the Northeast Pacific
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The Pacific warm water “Blob” contributed to a record toxic algae bloom.

The Clam That Sank a Thousand Ships
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These infamous clams are invading new areas, buoyed by climate change and the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

The Questionable Science of Vancouver’s Port Expansion
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A flawed environmental impact assessment may have consequences for the western sandpiper.

Glow-in-the-Dark, Inflatable Sharks Can Also Reproduce Asexually
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Because three superpowers are better than one.

The 6,000-Year-Old Village
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Traditional knowledge meets Western science on the central coast of British Columbia. 

Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery
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Could the survival of millions of migrating shorebirds depend on the preservation of humble marine biofilm?

New Research Offers a Wider View on Indigenous North American Whaling
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Additional early North American societies may have been whale hunters, not just scavengers. 

Life Aboard the Wreck of the HMCS Annapolis
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Through a new biodiversity survey, the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia is setting out to show how life takes to an artificial reef....

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