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The Enduring Legacy of Josephine Tilden
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The trailblazing botanist established the Minnesota Seaside Station, on Vancouver Island’s Botanical Beach, and inspired generations of female...

Fire, Protests, and Distrust in the Wake of Chile’s Fishery Shutdown
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Protests around Chile’s handling of the red tide crisis reveal many fishers’ deep distrust of authority.

The Secret History of Bioluminescence
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Illuminating maps during war, guiding planes to safety, making genes and proteins visible—organisms get their glow on to help humans.

Toxins in the Food Chain
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What does the first-known detection of an algal toxin in Alaska’s marine mammals mean for food security in the North?

Out of This World: the Minnesota Seaside Station
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More than a century ago, a group of students traveled from the American Midwest to Canada’s Pacific Coast to study seaweeds. Botanical Beach has...

Book Review: Ocean Country
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A life-threatening accident sets journalist Liz Cunningham on a life-changing journey. 

Testing Climate Change in a Tide Pool
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The first field study investigating how rising temperatures and increasing carbon dioxide levels affect marine ecosystems yields unexpected...

Seaweed Economics 101: Boom and Bust in the North Atlantic
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Coastal communities have watched the economic pendulum—and their futures—swing wildly when it comes to relying on seaweed as an industry. Is there...

Nourished by the Sea
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A seaweed celebration offers a glimpse into Guernsey’s past.

Book Review: Plankton
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A phantasmagoria of aquatic drifters, up close.

Ocean Rx
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Five Marine Organisms That Are Good for Your Health.

A New Treatment Could Save Sea Lions from a Deadly Algae
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Researchers are testing to see if alpha lipoic acid can halt the toxic effects of domoic acid.

Life Bustles in the Long Arctic Night
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The Arctic’s sunless season is far busier than anyone imagined.

All Three Sides of the Story
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Five geographical triangles that shaped the ocean’s history. 

Plankton Bloom Heralded Earth’s Greatest Extinction
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Nutrient runoff may have triggered a burst of marine life before death set in.

Not All Seaweeds Are Superfoods
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Only some seaweeds pack iron your body can actually use. 

Taming the Lionfish
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In the Caymans, local divers and scientists are finally making headway against invasive lionfish.

Catch, Borrow, Release
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A visionary small community on Canada’s west coast offers aquarium fans a new way to enjoy marine wildlife.