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Soaking in Sakurajima
Article - Short

Living on an active Japanese volcano has its own steamy rewards.

Navigating a Sticky Situation
Article - Short

People from the Marshall Islands created beautiful, unconventional charts to navigate across the sea.

Five Islands We Are Really Sick Of
Article - Short

An island stay sounds dreamy, but the reality of these five quarantine islands was often a nightmare.

The Girl with the Shimmering Eyes
Article - Short

A mysterious 19th-century Haida carver breaks artistic ground and creates a rare, and stunning, portrait.

Building a Smart Internet
Article - Short

These scientists want to add sea floor Internet relays to the Internet of Things.

Stories from the Seven Seas
Article - Short

Coastal news that caught our eye.

Stories from the Seven Seas
Article - Short

A weekend reader of coastal proportions.

The Sea Shanty Revival
Article - Short

Black humor and familiar tunes make for deck-stomping good times.

Stories from the Seven Seas
Article - Short

Coastal stories that washed up on our shore.

Baltimore’s Garbage Wheel
Article - Short

A year in the life of the Charm City’s garbage-eating waterwheel.

Stories from the Seven Seas
Article - Short

Coastal stories we wish we’d written.

Beer-battered Shrimp, Inside and Out
Article - Short

The leftovers from beer brewing are a surprisingly hearty meal for shrimp.

The Brine Revolution
Features

Did lowly shellfish change the world?

A Sailing Farmer Steers Toward a Post-Carbon Future
Features

A Vermont farmer decides to reinvent how goods are shipped to market; will the shipping gods listen?

New Wave in Art
Article - Short

Profiles of five artists who find creative inspiration in beach debris.

Catch, Borrow, Release
Video

A visionary small community on Canada’s west coast offers aquarium fans a new way to enjoy marine wildlife.

Australia’s Extremophile Coral Could Be Key to Saving the World’s Reefs
Article - Short

These resilient corals can handle conditions that would decimate other species.

Welcome to Strand
Article - Short

Hakai Magazine’s home for daily news about the coast.

Homo Oceanus
Features

Water is fundamental for life: does the human brain have a special placeholder for it?

Global Shipping and Emissions
Infographic

Shipping traffic has grown rapidly in the past two decades—and so have its emissions. But what does that mean for the atmosphere?

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