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Shaving Manatees—for Science!
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Manatees can sense the world around them using nothing more than body hair.

Detoxing the Ocean
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New technology could pull toxic metals out of contaminated water.

In a Fish-Eat-Fish World, Cannibalism Is Surprisingly Rare
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A new study of cannibalism in fishes shows the behavior is much less prevalent than scientists once thought.

California’s Surf Spots Are Heading for a Wipeout
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Rising sea level is transforming the coastline and causing iconic beaches to disappear.

Cambodia’s Dirty Business
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Three activists are living in exile following a campaign to expose Cambodia’s sand mining industry.

Stealing the Slims River
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River piracy could become more common in a warming world.

Seismic Surveys Force Fish to Flee
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New research reveals that reef fish hide from the sharp sounds of seismic airguns.

Svalbard’s Snow Crabs: a Pincered Proxy for Arctic Oil
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There were the cod wars and then the turbot wars—are the crab wars now upon us?

The Lingering Legacy of the Nathan E. Stewart
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It’s been six months since the tug ran aground on the British Columbia coast, but local First Nations are still living with the repercussions.

Fish Farms Can Be Disease Accelerators
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Much like terrestrial animal farms, fish farms are incubators for disease.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Was Ignoring Its Own Habitat Protection Guidelines
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In 2012, the federal government relaxed rules limiting the degradation of fishing habitat, claiming the requirements were overly burdensome. But...

Biology Versus Bones: the Case of the Cape Flattery Fur Seal
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The fishing rights of Olympic Peninsula tribes hinge on solving the identity of Cape Flattery’s fur seals. 

The Accidental Slaughter of Millions of Seahorses
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Fishermen are wiping out seahorses that are caught in their nets as by-catch. Other less-charming fish might be sharing the same fate.

Have Scientists Been Overestimating our Toll on Reef Sharks?
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New research suggests we’ve hurt reef shark populations much less than previously assumed.

Nice Egg, but What’s the Point?
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Scientists have a new explanation for why guillemots lay such pointy eggs.

Rich Dolphin, Poor Dolphin, Beggar Dolphin, Thief
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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
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No longer forced to operate in the shadows, marijuana growers are learning to make their farming friendlier for fish. 

All You Can Eat Wings
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Seabirds are the unintended victims of hungry humpback whales.

The Fisheries Scientist Who Saw the Future
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Why are we still struggling to implement recommendations for fisheries management made nearly 150 years ago?

Validating Tall Tales of Rogue Waves
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Analyzing more than two million waves gives researchers a better idea of how rogue waves are born.

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