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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?

Cannabis Chronnoisseurs Are Tapping the Budding Fish-Friendly Pot Business
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No longer forced to operate in the shadows, marijuana growers are learning to make their farming friendlier for fish. 

The Fisheries Scientist Who Saw the Future
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Why are we still struggling to implement recommendations for fisheries management made nearly 150 years ago?

Validating Tall Tales of Rogue Waves
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Analyzing more than two million waves gives researchers a better idea of how rogue waves are born.

From Vilified to Vindicated: the Story of Jacques Cinq-Mars
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How a toxic debate over the first Americans hobbled science for decades.

Luxury Living for Retired Whales
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The Whale Sanctuary Project wants to build an ocean home for captive killer whales.

In the Bahamas, Sharks Are Worth More Alive than Dead
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Shark tourism is big business—but the money doesn’t always go where you’d think.

Is China’s Hands-Off Approach to Fisheries Producing More Fish?
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China’s fishers indiscriminately target predators as well as prey, putting different pressures on the ecosystem.

Proposed Policies Could Make America Overfished Again
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A new “fish bill” could weaken regulations that have helped fisheries recover across the United States.

Caller ID for Dolphins
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Researchers have developed an algorithm that identifies species by their calls and could help make population estimates.

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