News & Views

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.

Canada’s New Marine (Less) Protected (Than It Could Have Been) Area
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A string of concessions to the oil and gas and fishing industries has severely weakened the protective value of Canada’s largest planned marine...

There’s Probably Plastic in Your Sea Salt
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Now you can season your plastic-contaminated fish with plastic-contaminated sea salt.

Hamburg’s Half-Billion-Dollar Bet
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The German shipping city will spend US $592-million over 30 years in a bid to hold back the rising sea.

The Invisible Fishing Fleet
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Women have a crucial—yet often overlooked—role in fisheries.

Brazil Gets Lit
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Artificial lighting is spreading across the country, with unknown effects on its wildlife.

Toxicant-Triggered Anxiety
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Juvenile fish exposed to a common environmental toxicant show signs of anxiety.

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.

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