Biology

In a Fish-Eat-Fish World, Cannibalism Is Surprisingly Rare
Article - Short

A new study of cannibalism in fishes shows the behavior is much less prevalent than scientists once thought.

Here Be Tiny Dragons (and Other Micro Beasts)
Video

Researchers reveal the microscopic life in between the grains of sediment.

Seismic Surveys Force Fish to Flee
Article - Short

New research reveals that reef fish hide from the sharp sounds of seismic airguns.

Fish Farms Can Be Disease Accelerators
Article - Short

Much like terrestrial animal farms, fish farms are incubators for disease.

Listen to How Loud the Sea Is
Infographic

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

Dam Busters
Article - Long

A nascent environmental movement is liberating rivers and freeing fish.

Biology Versus Bones: the Case of the Cape Flattery Fur Seal
Article - Short

The fishing rights of Olympic Peninsula tribes hinge on solving the identity of Cape Flattery’s fur seals. 

The Wrong Whale In All The Right Ways
Article - Short

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

The Accidental Slaughter of Millions of Seahorses
Article - Short

Fishermen are wiping out seahorses that are caught in their nets as by-catch. Other less-charming fish might be sharing the same fate.

Have Scientists Been Overestimating our Toll on Reef Sharks?
Article - Short

New research suggests we’ve hurt reef shark populations much less than previously assumed.

Journey into the Plastisphere
Article - Long

Plastic marine debris is one of the world’s newest ecosystems, and scientists have just begun to understand how microbes are settling into their...

The Immortal Life of Dorothy’s Jellies
Video

A scientist who first sent jellyfish into space reveals secrets to a life without aging.

Nice Egg, but What’s the Point?
Article - Short

Scientists have a new explanation for why guillemots lay such pointy eggs.

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.

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