Biology

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
Article - Short

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
Article - Short

The omegas battle it out in our budgets and our bodies.

Tiny Zombie Worms Are the Beavers of the Deep
Article - Short

These deep-sea worms carve habitats out of whale bone.

Great White Sharks Are Being Killed and Eaten by Killer Whales
Article - Short

Three great whites are dead—their livers consumed—as serial killer whales rampage in South Africa.

How To Fix a Jellyfish Sting
Article - Short

Pack tweezers and vinegar in your beach bag—and forget what you’ve heard about the pee cure.

Drawing Meaning from Death, One Seabird at a Time
Features

In the Pacific Northwest, the diligence of citizen scientists is shedding light on the lives, and deaths, of seabirds.

Life Interstitial
Infographic

What does it take to live between the grains of sand?

Shaving Manatees—for Science!
Article - Short

Manatees can sense the world around them using nothing more than body hair.

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
Features

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.

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