Environments

Fast Bird, Slow Food
Features

In New Zealand, sooty shearwater populations are being restored with the collective knowledge of Māori harvesters and seabird researchers.

Welcome to the Arctic, Fish
Features

As the climate changes, the Arctic Ocean beckons Pacific salmon and other species. How will we fish responsibly?

Book Review: Ed Ricketts from Cannery Row to Sitka, Alaska
Article - Short

Writers, relatives, and biologists reflect on the words and work of an iconic coastal character.

Ticked Off on Martha’s Vineyard
Features

Forget rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, you’re more likely to get Lyme disease on the island.

Are We Overvaluing Reef Sharks?
Article - Short

Most sharks are not apex predators—so why do we keep talking as if they are?

The Plan to Ship Oil Through the “Graveyard of the Pacific”
Article - Short

The largest oil-by-rail terminal in the US would double oil shipments through the Columbia River.

China's Relentless Campaign to Pave the Coast
Article - Short

In China, coastal development comes at a high cost.

Protests and Prison Time: the Fight Over Malé’s “Friendship Bridge”
Article - Short

The public closure of a beloved surfing site has sparked unease in the Maldivian capital. 

What Happens When a Coral Reef Dies?
Article - Short

If it’s not able to recover, a dead coral reef will collapse into a seaweed forest. 

Sea(side) Horses
Article - Short

These breeds owe their unique features to their coastal lifestyles.

In Australia, Flooding Is Already on the Rise
Article - Short

A new analysis shows flooding in southeastern Australia has nearly doubled since 1860. 

The Oil Spill Cleanup Illusion
Features

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

Book Review: Water
Article - Short

A visual meditation on water’s power to sculpt the earth.

The Museum at the End of the World
Features

Natalie Goodall built a museum for rare marine mammals in one of the world’s least likely places for a scientific institution.

United We Fish!
Features

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

Going Hog Wild in the Marsh
Article - Short

Scientists get muddy to study feral hogs’ effects on salt marshes.

Desperate Polar Bears Have Turned to Scavenging from People
Article - Short

As the ice melts, polar bears are being forced to move on land. And they’re adapting any way they can. 

Breeding the Ubercoral
Features

Researchers are working to fast-track evolution to help corals face a changing ocean.

The Hangover of Coral Bleaching
Article - Short

Even if a reef recovers from bleaching, the damage is already done to future generations.

Gone But Not Forgotten: Filipino Fishers Recount the Region’s Disappearing Species
Article - Short

Interviews with fishers reveal a long-term record of species change. 

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