Ecology

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?

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?

Tracking the Scars of Dolphin-Shark Battles
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It’s almost impossible to witness skirmishes between dolphins and sharks, so researchers look to their battle scars for clues.

Book Review: Ice Bear
Article - Short

A richly illustrated book explores the cultural history of the Arctic’s iconic symbol: the polar bear. 

One Ocean, Many Killer Whale Cultures
Article - Short

Iceland’s killer whale society is more fluid than that of their northeast Pacific peers.

In the Bahamas, Sharks Are Worth More Alive than Dead
Article - Short

Shark tourism is big business—but the money doesn’t always go where you’d think.

The Bounty of the Bone Pile
Article - Long

Butchered whales lure polar bears and tourists to a coastal Alaskan town. So far, so good. Sort of.

Is China’s Hands-Off Approach to Fisheries Producing More Fish?
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China’s fishers indiscriminately target predators as well as prey, putting different pressures on the ecosystem.

Saving the Silverspot
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A team of scientists and land managers is racing to save a butterfly that depends on fragile coastal habitat.

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?

The Effects of Invasive Pythons Slither through the Everglades
Article - Short

Pythons may be setting off a cascade of ecosystem changes. 

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?
Article - Short

With the death of Granny, the matriarch of the northeast Pacific’s southern resident killer whales, a century’s worth of knowledge and leadership...

Radioactive Refuges
Article - Short

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

Competition Pressured Killer Whales into Menopause
Article - Short

Selfish daughters, not altruistic grandmothers, could explain the evolution of menopause.

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. 

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.

Oft-Overlooked Jellyfisheries Are Too Big to Ignore
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Jellyfish fisheries are booming, but we still don’t know if they’re a good idea.

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