Pacific Ocean

Young Bald Eagles Live Life in the Fast Lane
Article - Short

Older eagles prefer to take it easy. 

Hong Kong’s Napoleon Wrasse Complex
Article - Short

It’s suspiciously easy to order a high-status meal of a protected reef fish.

No Happy Ending for the Vaquita
Article - Short

A last-ditch effort to save the vaquita has ended in tragedy.

How Not to Kill an Albatross
Article - Short

Accidental albatross deaths can be curtailed if commercial fishers make one simple change.

The Ecolabel Fable
Features

Buyer beware: sustainable seafood programs can’t guarantee ocean-friendly choices.

Saving Salmon’s Salmon
Article - Short

After decades of effort, landlocked Idaho, land of spuds and steers, is inching back to its status as salmon country. 

Setting Fire in the Rain
Article - Short

British Columbia First Nations set fire to a forest that seemed too wet to burn.

Teach the Kids to Fish
Article - Short

By training the next generation of fishers through a hands-on mentorship program, scientists and fishers hope to feed the world for many lifetimes...

For Sale in Canada, Endangered Sharks’ Fins
Article - Short

Shark fin soup is on the menu in Canada, but a new investigation shows that some fins come from dubious, even illegal, sources.

Death of a Modern Wolf
Features

Once feared, vilified, and exterminated, the wolves of Vancouver Island face an entirely different threat: our fascination, our presence, and our...

First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests
Article - Short

First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.

Alaska’s Oyster Farmers Are Filling an Acidification-Driven Void
Article - Short

The state’s oyster farming industry is gaining ground as growers elsewhere struggle.

From Prejudice to Pride
Features

In the 20th century, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to hide the existence of the Indigenous Ainu. Then the Ainu fought back like...

Living in the Sand
Photo Essay

There’s a whole lot more on the ocean floor if you just know where to look for it.

Mutant Sea Stars Can Take the Heat
Article - Short

A mutation conferring higher heat tolerance is common among survivors of sea star wasting disease.

In a Changing Climate, Conservative Elephant Seals Suffer
Article - Short

Elephant seals that shirk traditional foraging grounds fare better during times of change.

Shellfish Diplomacy
Article - Short

By trading shellfish for water rights, two ancient Peruvian cultures seem to have avoided war.

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?

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