Biology

Polar Bears and People: Cataloging Conflict
Article - Short

A team of international researchers investigate interactions between the Arctic’s two main predators.

Coral Reefs’ Fleshy Future
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As oceans become more acidic, fleshy coral relatives may outcompete their reef-building counterparts.

This Cuttlefish’s Secret Trick: Pretending to Be a Crab
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Cephalopods really are the masters of misdirection.

1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish
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Salmon fuels British Columbia’s coastal ecosystems—but the fish’s power extends far inland.

Quiet Please, the Fish Are Flirting
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Fish that fart together stay together.

Auditing the Blue Blood Bank
Video

Horseshoe crabs have been saving our species—are we endangering theirs?

Corals Keep a Record of Ocean Pollution
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Changes in nitrogen runoff are reflected in coral reef growth.

Meet the Sunfish’s Cuter, Faster, More Agile Cousin
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It’s a miniature version of the ocean’s derpiest fish.

The Lunar Sea
Features

The moon influences life in a surprising and subtle way: with its light.

Lights Out for Hawai‘i’s Seabirds
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Scientists hope lasers can save endangered seabirds from power line collisions.

Refuge for the Ridgway’s Rail
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Inventive island homes are helping this endangered bird keep its head above water.

Throwing Dead Fish for Fun and Ecological Profit
Features

Chucking chum and coho carcasses into a salmon-spawning stream supports more than just an ecosystem.

Here Be White Bears
Features

While dragons and other mythical beasts marked the charts of early mariners, Renaissance maps were illustrated with images—part fantasy and part...

Some Dolphins Are Bad Divers
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And when dolphins are stressed, those that are bad at diving can die.

When New York Harbor Is Your Classroom
Features

An unusual New York City public high school where the school bus is a ferry, teachers are called crew, and some classes are held underwater is...

Seafood Is Getting Less Nutritious
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Ocean warming and acidification are hurting the nutritional value—and the taste—of some seafood.

The Shellfish Gene
Features

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

Land Food Versus Seafood
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The omegas battle it out in our budgets and our bodies.

Tiny Zombie Worms Are the Beavers of the Deep
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These deep-sea worms carve habitats out of whale bone.

Great White Sharks Are Being Killed and Eaten by Killer Whales
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Three great whites are dead—their livers consumed—as serial killer whales rampage in South Africa.

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