Biology

Avoiding Extinction
Features

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

These Cages Save Baby Fish
Article - Short

On developed shorelines, oyster shell “safe houses” offer sanctuary.

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.

The Plan to Clone an Extinct Horse
Article - Short

One woman hopes technology can resurrect the Abaco Island breed.

A Panic Room for Corals
Article - Short

After Hurricane Irma, and with Jose and Katia bearing down, the need for a coral vault seems even more urgent.

Twisted Fishter
Article - Short

Mud eels do an evolutionary about face.

Wildlife Rescue in Harvey’s Wake
Article - Short

A Texas wildlife rehabilitation center prepares for a rush of patients.

The Oral History of Toothless Whales
Features

Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.

Scaling Back the Mississippi Delta
Article - Short

An invasive insect is chewing through the cane that holds the delta together.

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.

Dolphins Master Decapitation
Article - Short

In the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins have learned a deadly new trick.

Invasive Lionfish May Be Superfish Hybrids
Article - Short

The fish taking over the Caribbean is a hybrid of two Indo-Pacific lionfish species.

The Power of Compassion
Features

Why humpback whales rescue seals and why volunteering for beach cleanups improves your health.

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

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

Breaking. Bad?
Article - Short

New research shows there’s life in the wake of Antarctica’s crack epidemic.

Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club
Features

Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

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.

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