Biology

Young Bald Eagles Live Life in the Fast Lane
Article - Short

Older eagles prefer to take it easy. 

No Happy Ending for the Vaquita
Article - Short

A last-ditch effort to save the vaquita has ended in tragedy.

Why Don’t Fish Swim Upside Down?
Article - Short

It’s a natural question for animals that float, but few scientists have delved into the details.

The Science of Dolphonology
Article - Short

Dolphins that hunt alongside humans have a different way of communicating.

Fish in Formation
Article - Short

How schools of fish use physics to swim smarter, not harder.

Industrial Whaling’s Incredibly Long Tail
Article - Short

For some whale populations, even 100 years is not long enough to recover.

Pollution and the Rise of the Orange Marsh Zombies
Article - Short

Why New England’s amphipods are turning into the scuttling undead.

Scientists Gave Fish Marijuana to See if It Would Make Them Relax
Article - Short

It didn’t. But it would’ve been a lot cooler if it did. 

Death of a Modern Wolf
Features

Once feared, vilified, and exterminated, the wolves of Vancouver Island face an entirely different threat: our fascination, our presence, and our...

Alaska’s Oyster Farmers Are Filling an Acidification-Driven Void
Article - Short

The state’s oyster farming industry is gaining ground as growers elsewhere struggle.

What Went Wrong With the Right Whales?
Article - Short

Necropsies reveal how six of the 12 North Atlantic right whales that died in Canadian waters this summer met their end.

Living in the Sand
Photo Essay

There’s a whole lot more on the ocean floor if you just know where to look for it.

Protectors of the Penguins
Video

Meet the people who stand between the world’s last wild populations of African penguins and extinction.

Mutant Sea Stars Can Take the Heat
Article - Short

A mutation conferring higher heat tolerance is common among survivors of sea star wasting disease.

In a Changing Climate, Conservative Elephant Seals Suffer
Article - Short

Elephant seals that shirk traditional foraging grounds fare better during times of change.

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.

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