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A Hard Shore Is a Dead Shore
Article - Short

How anti-erosion measures hurt fish—and living shorelines may help.

A Gin Tonic for Scots on the Rocks
Article - Short

In Scotland’s remote Outer Hebrides, a distillery is making kelp-infused gin—and slowing the tide of migration from one swiftly depopulating...

Shellfish Diplomacy
Article - Short

By trading shellfish for water rights, two ancient Peruvian cultures seem to have avoided war.

The Plan to Clone an Extinct Horse
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One woman hopes technology can resurrect the Abaco Island breed.

A Panic Room for Corals
Article - Short

After Hurricane Irma, and with Jose and Katia bearing down, the need for a coral vault seems even more urgent.

Guardians of the Coast
Features

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but British Columbia’s coastal First Nations are joining forces to safeguard the coast.

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.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Wetlands
Article - Short

Lucky horseshoe crabs get moved away from areas where they’re on the menu.

Counting Fish by Their Calls
Article - Short

Fish are noisy, and researchers are putting those sounds to work.

Feeding the Virgins
Article - Short

The US Virgin Islands are vulnerable to food shortages, but two innovative agricultural projects are getting things growing.

Sewage Rehab
Article - Short

After decades of work, green chemistry may be the answer to polluted sewage.

Dear Hakai Magazine Reader, Who Are You?
Article - Short

We’re into our third year of publishing, and we’d like to get to know you better.

Money Might Not Be Enough to Stop the Lionfish Invasion
Article - Short

In Mexico, officials consider a tax on divers to help fight invasive lionfish.

A Data Plan for Fish
Article - Short

OurFish app opens a window into small-scale fishing.

In the Netherlands, a Better Way to Rebuild the Beach
Article - Short

A US $78-million experiment aims to reinforce the rapidly eroding coastline, while avoiding the ecological damage common with other nourishment...

People Don’t Care if Their Fish Is Sustainable
Article - Short

Taste, price, and texture matter most to consumers when it comes to buying fish.

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray
Article - Short

Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.

Lights Out for Hawai‘i’s Seabirds
Article - Short

Scientists hope lasers can save endangered seabirds from power line collisions.

Refuge for the Ridgway’s Rail
Article - Short

Inventive island homes are helping this endangered bird keep its head above water.

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