Biology

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

Why Whales Leap Into the Air
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After hundreds of hours of observations, we now know it’s true: breaching humpback whales are yelling.

Snakes That Swim with Salmon
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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.

What Happens When an Endangered Whale Pod Loses its Wise Old Grandma?
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With the death of Granny, the matriarch of the northeast Pacific’s southern resident killer whales, a century’s worth of knowledge and leadership...

The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner
Article - Long

Hunting and eating puffins are Icelandic traditions. But for how much longer?

Radioactive Refuges
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A heavily-exploited Japanese fish found sanctuary after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

Competition Pressured Killer Whales into Menopause
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Selfish daughters, not altruistic grandmothers, could explain the evolution of menopause.

Diving into El Niño’s Past
Article - Short

A 7,000-year temperature record pulled from ancient coral suggests El Niño is getting worse. 

The Last Trial of the Codfather
Article - Long

Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law....

The Surprising Side Effect of Anti-Anxiety Medication—on Salmon
Article - Short

Salmon exposed to oxazepam migrate nearly twice as fast as their unmedicated counterparts. 

Fingerprinting a Spotted Eagle Ray
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New research confirms that spotted eagle rays’ prints are unique.

Book Review: Venomous
Article - Short

Sea creatures of our nightmares come alive in a biologist’s exploration of the power of their poison.

Saving a Coral Reef, One Transplant at a Time
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First developed in the 1970s, coral reef transplants are finally proving effective.

Florida’s White Ibises May Be Spreading Disease
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The increasingly urban birds are carrying salmonella. 

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