Biology

Rich Dolphin, Poor Dolphin, Beggar Dolphin, Thief
Article - Short

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

For Sale: Wild Russian Killer Whales
Article - Long

As Westerners condemn live whale shows, Russia hunts and sells killer whales to Chinese amusement parks.

Cannabis Chronnoisseurs Are Tapping the Budding Fish-Friendly Pot Business
Article - Short

No longer forced to operate in the shadows, marijuana growers are learning to make their farming friendlier for fish. 

All You Can Eat Wings
Article - Short

Seabirds are the unintended victims of hungry humpback whales.

The Fisheries Scientist Who Saw the Future
Article - Short

Why are we still struggling to implement recommendations for fisheries management made nearly 150 years ago?

The Fish That Hunts with Flashlights Embedded in Its Face
Article - Short

Unlike creatures that use bioluminescence as camouflage, lures, or communication, the flashlight fish uses its headlamps for illumination.

Tracking the Scars of Dolphin-Shark Battles
Article - Short

It’s almost impossible to witness skirmishes between dolphins and sharks, so researchers look to their battle scars for clues.

Cuttlefish Brawl
Comic

Bif! Blam! Whack! Boom! When giant Australian cuttlefish convene to mate, males usually rely on visual displays to intimidate one another—but...

Book Review: Ice Bear
Article - Short

A richly illustrated book explores the cultural history of the Arctic’s iconic symbol: the polar bear. 

One Ocean, Many Killer Whale Cultures
Article - Short

Iceland’s killer whale society is more fluid than that of their northeast Pacific peers.

The Bounty of the Bone Pile
Article - Long

Butchered whales lure polar bears and tourists to a coastal Alaskan town. So far, so good. Sort of.

Pinch Me
Article - Long

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

Caller ID for Dolphins
Article - Short

Researchers have developed an algorithm that identifies species by their calls and could help make population estimates.

The Effects of Invasive Pythons Slither through the Everglades
Article - Short

Pythons may be setting off a cascade of ecosystem changes. 

For Sharks, Even Catch and Release Can Kill
Article - Short

Conservation-minded fishermen are doing more damage than they intend.

The Mystery of the 19th-Century Maine Marine Monster
Article - Short

Before cameras and submersibles were commonplace, scientists had to rely on fishermen for intel on ocean creatures.

Hawai‘i Is Being Overrun by Invasive Cannibals
Article - Short

Hawai‘i’s invasive species are scavenging each other’s corpses, sustaining their takeover of the islands.

Why Whales Leap Into the Air
Article - Short

After hundreds of hours of observations, we now know it’s true: breaching humpback whales are yelling.

Snakes That Swim with Salmon
Article - Short

Snakes’ wide-ranging diet and ability to slither into all manner of habitats lead to unexpected human-wildlife interactions.

A Wall Worth Building: Making Clam Habitat Great Again
Video

On the Pacific Northwest coast, indigenous groups are reinvigorating the ancient practice of clam gardening.

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