Radioactive Refuges
Article - Short

A heavily-exploited Japanese fish found sanctuary after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

The Last Trial of the Codfather
Article - Long

Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law....

The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis
Article - Long

The unsettling disappearance of a fisheries observer sparks questions about safety on the high seas and the fate of the fish stocks observers...

The Surprising Side Effect of Anti-Anxiety Medication—on Salmon
Article - Short

Salmon exposed to oxazepam migrate nearly twice as fast as their unmedicated counterparts. 

Fingerprinting a Spotted Eagle Ray
Article - Short

New research confirms that spotted eagle rays’ prints are unique.

Scientists Confirm: “the Blob” Really Messed Up the Northeast Pacific
Article - Short

The Pacific warm water “Blob” contributed to a record toxic algae bloom.

Five Fishy Cases of Seafood Fraud
Article - Short

Fancy some fake caviar, imaginary fish, and sushi made from an endangered species?

Terminator Redux: Lionfish Edition
Article - Short

A new fish trap uses artificial intelligence to target lionfish. 

Glow-in-the-Dark, Inflatable Sharks Can Also Reproduce Asexually
Article - Short

Because three superpowers are better than one.

The 6,000-Year-Old Village

Traditional knowledge meets Western science on the central coast of British Columbia. 

New Research Assuages Some Worries About Mosquito Net Fishing
Article - Short

Fishing with mosquito nets is widespread, but potentially less destructive than thought. 

Two-Headed Shark Discovered in Spain
Article - Short

A baby shark with twice the bite.

Swimming with Tuna
Article - Long

A controversial plan for a tourist attraction sparks questions about South Australia’s celebrated tuna ranching industry.

A Burning Problem For Mangroves
Article - Long

In Madagascar’s Bay of Assassins, villagers balance mangrove use and conservation. How much longer can they do it?

The Collateral Damage of Yankee Whaling

New research shows that 100,000 dead whales were just the tip of the iceberg. 

Earthquakes’ Ecological Aftershock
Article - Short

The coastal Klallam people had to adapt to an altered ecosystem in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami.

The Shark Fin Ban That Should Be Banned
Article - Short

Why eliminating the shark fin trade in the United States is bad for sharks and legitimate fishers.  

Why Running Cold Lets Some Creatures Grow Old
Article - Short

Geneticists are discovering an intriguing connection between cold bodies and extraordinary longevity. 

A Mysterious Illness Is on the Move
Article - Short

A fish-borne toxin that causes “paradoxical temperature reversal” and other strange symptoms has started to spread.

Coral, Explained
Photo Essay

A little bit algae, a little bit rock, and a lot animal. If you’ve ever wondered about the life of a coral, this photo essay will help.