History

Out of This World: the Minnesota Seaside Station
Video

More than a century ago, a group of students traveled from the American Midwest to Canada’s Pacific Coast to study seaweeds. Botanical Beach has...

Uncovering the Culture of Bronze Age Logboats
Article - Short

The advent of metal tools created demand for a European trade network—and boats to deliver the goods.

Old Coast, New Coast: Hong Kong
Article - Short

Victoria Peak has long been a prime spot from which to witness Hong Kong’s dizzying evolution.

For the Information of Others
Article - Short

Consummate naturalist Ian McTaggart Cowan spent a lifetime documenting the biodiversity of British Columbia in detailed nature journals.

What History Gives, the Sea Steals
Features

In Scotland and around the world, archaeologists rush to understand ancient sites that climate change is both revealing and washing away.

Real Sunken Cities
Article - Short

These five sunken cities testify to the risks of coastal life.

Seaweed Economics 101: Boom and Bust in the North Atlantic
Features

Coastal communities have watched the economic pendulum—and their futures—swing wildly when it comes to relying on seaweed as an industry. Is there...

Coast Today, Toast Tomorrow
Article - Short

Slumping shorelines, roving rivers, and exploding islands—five coastlines that I’m sure were here yesterday.

The 12 Days of Christmas … Island
Features

For the holiday season we bring you a gift—the history of an extraordinary place.

Nourished by the Sea
Article - Short

A seaweed celebration offers a glimpse into Guernsey’s past.

Fish Helmets Don’t Save Lives
Article - Short

Kiribati’s porcupinefish helmets were more about drama than defense. 

Book Review: The Battle for Paradise
Article - Short

A remote Costa Rican village must choose: surfing or tuna?

Eleven New Coastal-Themed Books for Kids
Features

Stories from the coast to share with the children in your life.

The Original Container Ships
Article - Short

Big ships plus lots of money equaled handy profits for Spain when it ran the world’s first trans-Pacific trading enterprise.

Was Pottery Invented to Process Fish?
Article - Short

Wherever researchers look, the advent of pottery always seems connected to fish. 

Old Coast, New Coast: Halifax Harbour
Article - Short

One December morning, the world’s largest explosion tore through the heart of Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia. The city grieved, rebuilt, and carried...

May the Crosh Be With You
Article - Short

Forget that lucky rabbit’s foot; try a fish bone instead.

What Declassified Spy Images Are Teaching Us About Climate Change
Article - Short

Using early military satellite imagery, scientists are pushing back the timeline on scientific Earth observation.

Consistently Lovely: the Exceptional Field Notes of Martin H. Moynihan
Article - Short

From gulls to squids to monkeys, a Panama-based biologist melds art and science in his highly detailed field books.

Film Review: On the Edge of the World
Article - Short

On Haida Gwaii, there is beauty, perseverance, and an unstoppable culture. A documentary highlights the battle for sustainability, past and...

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