News & Views

Wildlife Rescue in Harvey’s Wake
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A Texas wildlife rehabilitation center prepares for a rush of patients.

Proposed Amendment Could Actually Protect Marine Protected Areas
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New legislation would give planned MPAs interim protection during the years-long approval process.

Scaling Back the Mississippi Delta
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An invasive insect is chewing through the cane that holds the delta together.

Counting India’s Elusive Fishing Cats
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No one is quite sure how many of these water-loving cats are prowling through the mangrove forests.

California: the State of Salmon
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Even if the levees are torn down, chinook restoration faces walls.

The Foragin’ of Species
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An unprecedented three-week scavenger hunt sets a baseline for marine biodiversity.

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

Invasive Lionfish May Be Superfish Hybrids
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The fish taking over the Caribbean is a hybrid of two Indo-Pacific lionfish species.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Wetlands
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Lucky horseshoe crabs get moved away from areas where they’re on the menu.

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

Did Climate Change Bring Down Late Bronze Age Civilizations?
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Marine archaeologists excavating the eastern Mediterranean are learning how the Bronze Age Mycenaean, Egyptian, and Anatolian Empires fell.

Lakes Are Being A-Salted
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Yet another slow-motion environmental catastrophe.

Ocean Racket Makes for Rascally Wrasses
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Motorboat noise spurs rise in fish-on-fish crime.

Counting Fish by Their Calls
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Fish are noisy, and researchers are putting those sounds to work.

Hypothesis Confirmed: Sea Lion Mass Deaths Caused by Malnutrition
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The warm water Blob hurt a generation of sea lions.

Why Don’t Whales Get Out of the Way?
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Ships are huge and loud, yet they seem to take whales by surprise.

Green Crabs Are Officially Delicious
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Commodifying a harmful invader with technology typically used to pulverize chicken meat.

Eat, Love, Pay
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Hilsa are small fish with a huge fan base, and people will pay to protect them. 

A Healthy Ocean Needs Viruses
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And the more we learn about them, the weirder they get.

Reimagining the History of Human Migration With a 65,000-Year-Old Find
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An ax and some sparkly paint could change the ancient human travelogue.

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