Shellfish

Seafood Is Getting Less Nutritious
Article - Short

Ocean warming and acidification are hurting the nutritional value—and the taste—of some seafood.

The Shellfish Gene
Features

How shellfish farmers are leaning on genes to unmask the secrets of mussels, scallops, and oysters.

The Invisible Fishing Fleet
Article - Short

Women have a crucial—yet often overlooked—role in fisheries.

Svalbard’s Snow Crabs: a Pincered Proxy for Arctic Oil
Article - Short

There were the cod wars and then the turbot wars—are the crab wars now upon us?

A Wall Worth Building: Making Clam Habitat Great Again
Video

On the Pacific Northwest coast, indigenous groups are reinvigorating the ancient practice of clam gardening.

The 6,000-Year-Old Village
Video

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

Elevating the Maine Scallop to Haute Cuisine
Features

Maine scallops are delicious, but lobsters get all the glory. One woman is on a quest to change that.

Urbanization Might Give an Unexpected Boost to Biodiversity
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A new study uses environmental DNA to open a genetic window on urban coastlines.

A Burning Problem For Mangroves
Features

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

Ocean Acidification: More Gloom than Doom?
Article - Short

Scientists’ emphasis on laboratory trials can give a distorted view of the threat of ocean acidification.

What the Ancient Oyster Knows
Features

Scientists in the emerging field of conservation paleobiology believe that the key to oyster conservation could be contained in ancient shells....

The Oil Spill Cleanup Illusion
Features

Why do we pretend to clean up oil spills in the ocean?

United We Fish!
Features

Caught between depleted stocks, collapsing prices, and commercial trawlers, small-scale fishermen join forces to create new niche markets for...

This Scientist Is Making Batteries Out of Recycled Crab Shells
Article - Short

Shellfish chitin is a starting material ripe for chemical modification.

Clawing Their Way to Victory
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Research suggests fiddler crabs with regenerated claws have distinct fighting strategies.

A Hope for Thailand's Shrimp Farms
Article - Short

A novel closed-loop design seems to be helping one Thai shrimp farmer fend off a deadly disease. 

Mud, Shuck, and Spat
Article - Short

The future of Chesapeake Bay’s oysters depends on interstate cooperation.

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?

Dungeness Crab Fishing Is Even More Dangerous than Thought
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Long work hours and extreme conditions make the industry among the most deadly in the United States.

Coveted Clams
Article - Short

Shucking these five bivalves will cost you.

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