Zoology

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. 

Protectors of the Penguins
Video

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

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.

The Plan to Clone an Extinct Horse
Article - Short

One woman hopes technology can resurrect the Abaco Island breed.

Wildlife Rescue in Harvey’s Wake
Article - Short

A Texas wildlife rehabilitation center prepares for a rush of patients.

The Oral History of Toothless Whales
Features

Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.

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.

Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club
Features

Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

Ocean Racket Makes for Rascally Wrasses
Article - Short

Motorboat noise spurs rise in fish-on-fish crime.

Hypothesis Confirmed: Sea Lion Mass Deaths Caused by Malnutrition
Article - Short

The warm water Blob hurt a generation of sea lions.

Mexican Fishing Bats
Video

In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mystery of a bat that makes its living at sea.

This Cuttlefish’s Secret Trick: Pretending to Be a Crab
Article - Short

Cephalopods really are the masters of misdirection.

Auditing the Blue Blood Bank
Video

Horseshoe crabs have been saving our species—are we endangering theirs?

The Lunar Sea
Features

The moon influences life in a surprising and subtle way: with its light.

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...

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