Amorina Kingdon

Staff Researcher and Writer

Amorina Kingdon has worked as a science writer and science media officer in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal. She ended up in Victoria when she arrived for a vacation, fell in love with the coast, and forgot to leave. She has studied biology and journalism, and enjoys reading, running, good food, and being outside.

Amorina's Contributions

A Healthy Ocean Needs Viruses

And the more we learn about them, the weirder they get.

Not Your Average Beach House

Forget rebar or prestressed lumber—the sea provides a bounty of alternative construction materials.

Putting the Local in Marine Conservation

A new proposal for a code of conduct considers marine protection and the needs of people.

The Shellfish Gene

How shellfish farmers are leaning on genes to unmask the secrets of mussels, scallops, and oysters.

Life Interstitial

What does it take to live between the grains of sand?

Stealing the Slims River

River piracy could become more common in a warming world.

Listen to How Loud the Sea Is

Our interactive sound map explores the busy marine soundscape, from kayaks to cruise ships. 

The Wrong Whale In All The Right Ways

New research reveals how the North Pacific’s wrong whale escaped exploitation during whaling’s heyday.

Rich Dolphin, Poor Dolphin, Beggar Dolphin, Thief

Human activity turns dolphins into beggars and thieves. What does that mean for their social lives?

Luxury Living for Retired Whales

The Whale Sanctuary Project wants to build an ocean home for captive killer whales.

A Renaissance Field Guide to Fantastical Fish

Dutch fisherman Adriaen Coenen’s visual masterpiece chronicled the ocean’s denizens, real and imagined.

Pinch Me

In a Washington State lake, two of the most globally invasive crayfish species are duking it out. Should we step in?

The Origins of Ghana’s Iconic Black Star Line

The focal point of the African nation’s flag was inspired by the name of its first shipping line.

The Hunter’s Designer Shades

Yup’ik hunters wore visors decorated with beautiful charms and designs.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Port

Before he was seasonal, he was seagoing.