News & Views

This Cuttlefish’s Secret Trick: Pretending to Be a Crab
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Cephalopods really are the masters of misdirection.

1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish
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Salmon fuels British Columbia’s coastal ecosystems—but the fish’s power extends far inland.

Quiet Please, the Fish Are Flirting
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Fish that fart together stay together.

Corals Keep a Record of Ocean Pollution
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Changes in nitrogen runoff are reflected in coral reef growth.

Meet the Sunfish’s Cuter, Faster, More Agile Cousin
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It’s a miniature version of the ocean’s derpiest fish.

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray
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Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.

Lights Out for Hawai‘i’s Seabirds
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Scientists hope lasers can save endangered seabirds from power line collisions.

Homo Sapiens Just Got Older—Way, Way Older
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Bones found in Morocco place our lineage 100,000 years earlier and nowhere near where we thought.

Putting the Local in Marine Conservation
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A new proposal for a code of conduct considers marine protection and the needs of people.

Refuge for the Ridgway’s Rail
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Inventive island homes are helping this endangered bird keep its head above water.

God or Geology? The Genesis of Ram’s Bridge
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Secular and religious Indians are butting heads over the origin of an important shoal.

Some Dolphins Are Bad Divers
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And when dolphins are stressed, those that are bad at diving can die.

West Africa’s Artisanal Fishers Rival the Industrial Fleet
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But they’re much less effective—something scientists hope to change.

Seafood Is Getting Less Nutritious
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Ocean warming and acidification are hurting the nutritional value—and the taste—of some seafood.

The Wild West of Deep-Sea Mining
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The International Seabed Authority is racing to draft regulations for the nascent deep-sea mining industry.

Land Food Versus Seafood
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The omegas battle it out in our budgets and our bodies.

The Fish that Smells like Money
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A tiny anchovy could be a silver bullet for malnutrition in Peru—if only we would let it.

Tiny Zombie Worms Are the Beavers of the Deep
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These deep-sea worms carve habitats out of whale bone.

Great White Sharks Are Being Killed and Eaten by Killer Whales
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Three great whites are dead—their livers consumed—as serial killer whales rampage in South Africa.

How To Fix a Jellyfish Sting
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Pack tweezers and vinegar in your beach bag—and forget what you’ve heard about the pee cure.

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