Ecology

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Oral History of Toothless Whales
Features

Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.

Scaling Back the Mississippi Delta
Article - Short

An invasive insect is chewing through the cane that holds the delta together.

Counting India’s Elusive Fishing Cats
Article - Short

No one is quite sure how many of these water-loving cats are prowling through the mangrove forests.

California: the State of Salmon
Article - Short

Even if the levees are torn down, chinook restoration faces walls.

Spineless Beauty
Photo Essay

These tiny marine creatures are enormously photogenic.

The Foragin’ of Species
Article - Short

An unprecedented three-week scavenger hunt sets a baseline for marine biodiversity.

Dolphins Master Decapitation
Article - Short

In the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins have learned a deadly new trick.

Invasive Lionfish May Be Superfish Hybrids
Article - Short

The fish taking over the Caribbean is a hybrid of two Indo-Pacific lionfish species.

The Power of Compassion
Features

Why humpback whales rescue seals and why volunteering for beach cleanups improves your health.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Wetlands
Article - Short

Lucky horseshoe crabs get moved away from areas where they’re on the menu.

Breaking. Bad?
Article - Short

New research shows there’s life in the wake of Antarctica’s crack epidemic.

Lakes Are Being A-Salted
Article - Short

Yet another slow-motion environmental catastrophe.

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