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A Data Plan for Fish
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OurFish app opens a window into small-scale fishing.

In the Netherlands, a Better Way to Rebuild the Beach
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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
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Taste, price, and texture matter most to consumers when it comes to buying fish.

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray
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Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.

Lights Out for Hawai‘i’s Seabirds
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Scientists hope lasers can save endangered seabirds from power line collisions.

Refuge for the Ridgway’s Rail
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Inventive island homes are helping this endangered bird keep its head above water.

God or Geology? The Genesis of Ram’s Bridge
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Secular and religious Indians are butting heads over the origin of an important shoal.

Seafood Is Getting Less Nutritious
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Ocean warming and acidification are hurting the nutritional value—and the taste—of some seafood.

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

The Wild West of Deep-Sea Mining
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The International Seabed Authority is racing to draft regulations for the nascent deep-sea mining industry.

The Fish that Smells like Money
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A tiny anchovy could be a silver bullet for malnutrition in Peru—if only we would let it.

Canada’s New Marine (Less) Protected (Than It Could Have Been) Area
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A string of concessions to the oil and gas and fishing industries has severely weakened the protective value of Canada’s largest planned marine...

The Invisible Fishing Fleet
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Women have a crucial—yet often overlooked—role in fisheries.

Brazil Gets Lit
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Artificial lighting is spreading across the country, with unknown effects on its wildlife.

Detoxing the Ocean
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New technology could pull toxic metals out of contaminated water.

Hakai Magazine Turns Two!
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To celebrate, here are our most popular stories from our second year of publishing.

Biology Versus Bones: the Case of the Cape Flattery Fur Seal
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The fishing rights of Olympic Peninsula tribes hinge on solving the identity of Cape Flattery’s fur seals. 

Have Scientists Been Overestimating our Toll on Reef Sharks?
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New research suggests we’ve hurt reef shark populations much less than previously assumed.

Nice Egg, but What’s the Point?
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Scientists have a new explanation for why guillemots lay such pointy eggs.

Rich Dolphin, Poor Dolphin, Beggar Dolphin, Thief
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Human activity turns dolphins into beggars and thieves. What does that mean for their social lives?

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