Fish

Hong Kong’s Napoleon Wrasse Complex
Article - Short

It’s suspiciously easy to order a high-status meal of a protected reef fish.

Why Don’t Fish Swim Upside Down?
Article - Short

It’s a natural question for animals that float, but few scientists have delved into the details.

Beauty in Blackwater
Photo Essay

While most photographers are tucked in bed, this sharpshooter dons dive gear and searches for his subjects at the ocean’s surface, in the black of...

Saving Salmon’s Salmon
Article - Short

After decades of effort, landlocked Idaho, land of spuds and steers, is inching back to its status as salmon country. 

Fish in Formation
Article - Short

How schools of fish use physics to swim smarter, not harder.

Scientists Gave Fish Marijuana to See if It Would Make Them Relax
Article - Short

It didn’t. But it would’ve been a lot cooler if it did. 

For Sale in Canada, Endangered Sharks’ Fins
Article - Short

Shark fin soup is on the menu in Canada, but a new investigation shows that some fins come from dubious, even illegal, sources.

First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests
Article - Short

First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.

Living in the Sand
Photo Essay

There’s a whole lot more on the ocean floor if you just know where to look for it.

Avoiding Extinction
Features

Giving Mexico’s rarest porpoise, the vaquita, a fighting chance in the face of poverty, corruption, and greed.

These Cages Save Baby Fish
Article - Short

On developed shorelines, oyster shell “safe houses” offer sanctuary.

The Old Fish and the Sea
Article - Short

Fishing has dramatically reduced the number of senior fish left in the ocean.

Twisted Fishter
Article - Short

Mud eels do an evolutionary about face.

Saving Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy
Article - Short

Canada already has a forward-thinking salmon management plan on the books. Now it just needs to implement it.

The Great Salmon Escape: Is There a Better Way to Farm Fish?
Article - Short

We’ve just seen how open-net fish farms can go wrong. It’s time to look at the alternatives.

California: the State of Salmon
Article - Short

Even if the levees are torn down, chinook restoration faces walls.

The Foragin’ of Species
Article - Short

An unprecedented three-week scavenger hunt sets a baseline for marine biodiversity.

Invasive Lionfish May Be Superfish Hybrids
Article - Short

The fish taking over the Caribbean is a hybrid of two Indo-Pacific lionfish species.

Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club
Features

Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

Ocean Racket Makes for Rascally Wrasses
Article - Short

Motorboat noise spurs rise in fish-on-fish crime.

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