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The Shark Fin Ban That Should Be Banned
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Why eliminating the shark fin trade in the United States is bad for sharks and legitimate fishers.  

When Living on an Island Kills
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Ecotourism threatens the cute and cuddly quokkas isolated on an island in the Indian Ocean.

For the Melting Arctic, Fuzzy Forecasts Are the Best We Can Do
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People keep claiming to know when the Arctic will become ice-free. They don’t.

Ocean Acidification: More Gloom than Doom?
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Scientists’ emphasis on laboratory trials can give a distorted view of the threat of ocean acidification.

Why Running Cold Lets Some Creatures Grow Old
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Geneticists are discovering an intriguing connection between cold bodies and extraordinary longevity. 

What the Ancient Oyster Knows
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Scientists in the emerging field of conservation paleobiology believe that the key to oyster conservation could be contained in ancient shells....

A Mysterious Illness Is on the Move
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A fish-borne toxin that causes “paradoxical temperature reversal” and other strange symptoms has started to spread.

How British Columbia’s Coastal People Fertilized the Forest
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Indigenous people’s castoff clamshells made the forest grow bigger. 

How to Give a Seabird an Underwater Hearing Test
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Scientists are worried marine noise may affect seabirds, but first they have to figure out how to test it. 

Do Ancient Shipwrecks Stand a Chance?
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Fishing trawlers are destroying ancient shipwreck sites.

Amplifying Data Through Art
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Five artists who make meaning out of science by translating hard data from the world’s oceans.

Taking a Buyout from the Beach
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A market-based initiative could help people escape from deteriorating beaches.

Even Scientists Are Biased Toward Cute Animals
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In the conservation science literature, some animals get way more attention than others. 

Don’t Fear the Jellygeddon
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Reports of the pending jellyfish apocalypse have been greatly exaggerated.

Sizing Up the Tsunami Threat
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Scientists are surveying the East Coast for signs of tsunami-generating submarine landslides.

The Little Man Who Soared
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On Haida Gwaii, indigenous artists carved portraits of the strange newcomers who landed on their shores.

Are We Overvaluing Reef Sharks?
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Most sharks are not apex predators—so why do we keep talking as if they are?

Killer Whales Are Bullies, and Humpbacks Are Bouncers
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Humpback whales seem to protect other species from killer whale attacks.

The Plan to Ship Oil Through the “Graveyard of the Pacific”
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The largest oil-by-rail terminal in the US would double oil shipments through the Columbia River.

Closing the Port to Illegal Fishers
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A new international agreement should help strip illegal fishers’ access to the market.

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