Environments

Life Interstitial
Infographic

What does it take to live between the grains of sand?

California’s Surf Spots Are Heading for a Wipeout
Article - Short

Rising sea level is transforming the coastline and causing iconic beaches to disappear.

Here Be Tiny Dragons (and Other Micro Beasts)
Video

Researchers reveal the microscopic life in between the grains of sediment.

Stealing the Slims River
Article - Short

River piracy could become more common in a warming world.

The Lingering Legacy of the Nathan E. Stewart
Article - Short

It’s been six months since the tug ran aground on the British Columbia coast, but local First Nations are still living with the repercussions.

Fish Farms Can Be Disease Accelerators
Article - Short

Much like terrestrial animal farms, fish farms are incubators for disease.

Listen to How Loud the Sea Is
Infographic

Our interactive sound map explores the busy marine soundscape, from kayaks to cruise ships. 

Dam Busters
Article - Long

A nascent environmental movement is liberating rivers and freeing fish.

The Wrong Whale In All The Right Ways
Article - Short

New research reveals how the North Pacific’s wrong whale escaped exploitation during whaling’s heyday.

Journey into the Plastisphere
Article - Long

Plastic marine debris is one of the world’s newest ecosystems, and scientists have just begun to understand how microbes are settling into their...

The Immortal Life of Dorothy’s Jellies
Video

A scientist who first sent jellyfish into space reveals secrets to a life without aging.

Cannabis Chronnoisseurs Are Tapping the Budding Fish-Friendly Pot Business
Article - Short

No longer forced to operate in the shadows, marijuana growers are learning to make their farming friendlier for fish. 

Book Review: Iep Jāltok
Article - Short

A poetry collection explores the stories of the Marshallese people and the fallout of the US military’s nuclear testing on the islands.

The Fisheries Scientist Who Saw the Future
Article - Short

Why are we still struggling to implement recommendations for fisheries management made nearly 150 years ago?

Validating Tall Tales of Rogue Waves
Article - Short

Analyzing more than two million waves gives researchers a better idea of how rogue waves are born.

Book Review: Ice Bear
Article - Short

A richly illustrated book explores the cultural history of the Arctic’s iconic symbol: the polar bear. 

One Ocean, Many Killer Whale Cultures
Article - Short

Iceland’s killer whale society is more fluid than that of their northeast Pacific peers.

The Bounty of the Bone Pile
Article - Long

Butchered whales lure polar bears and tourists to a coastal Alaskan town. So far, so good. Sort of.

Saving the Silverspot
Article - Long

A team of scientists and land managers is racing to save a butterfly that depends on fragile coastal habitat.

Pinch Me
Article - Long

In a Washington State lake, two of the most globally invasive crayfish species are duking it out. Should we step in?

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