News & Views

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.

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.

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