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Like Shazam, but for Fish
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A new device uses infrared waves to rapidly identify species and fight fish fraud.

Captains of Industry
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Five seamen who sold the world (cigarettes, rum, and spinach).

NASA Is Getting the “Before” Picture of the World’s Threatened Reefs
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The CORAL mission, launching this month, is getting the big picture view of the Pacific’s coral reefs. 

Scientists Discover a Likely Hammerhead Shark Nursery
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Endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks are thriving in Fiji’s Rewa River.

Northern California’s Farmers Want to Drop the Bass
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Chinook salmon and striped bass are the focus of a proxy war over California water rights.   

Hawai‘i’s War on the Weeds
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Researchers are conducting an air raid on one of the world’s most invasive plants.

Banned From Some Indonesian Waters, Shark Fishers Simply Move Elsewhere
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Without a clear path to alternate sources of income, shark fishers are displaced, not dissuaded.

Surf and Turd
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Sheltered beaches with weak waves stagnate and accumulate bacteria. 

Human-Grizzly Conflict Is Fueled by Desperation
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Research shows that limited marine food supply drives bears into conflict with humans in British Columbia.

Solidarity and the Art of Sustainable Lobster Fishing
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In Punta Allen, Mexico, a lobster fishing cooperative supports the community and the environment.

Murals by the Sea
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Five street art pieces that offer a new perspective on the ocean.

A Cull to Save the Kelp
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An innovative project is rehabilitating California’s kelp forests after decades of degradation at the hands of environmental decay and sea urchin...

Spanish Empire Shipwrecks Offer New Data in the Quest to Understand Hurricanes
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Caribbean Sea shipwrecks offer a high-resolution record of historical hurricane activity, which could be used to tune climate models. 

Doing Science with Stories
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The experiences of people who live close with the land offer a potentially valuable complement to traditional climate change data.  

Drones Offer Hope for Fighting Arctic Oil Spills
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Ships are flocking to the Arctic, increasing the risk of a spill in an ill-prepared region.

The Tricky Hunting Tactics of Dolphins
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A question passed down from an amateur naturalist to a graduate student spawned a decade-long bond, and uncovered new secrets of dolphin behavior...

Hakai Birthday to Us
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Our most shared stories from our first year of publishing.

Darwin’s Cage Match
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In the Australian outback, researchers are pitting small endangered marsupials against feral cats to see if they can force evolution’s hand. 

Coming Soon: Sustainable Saint Lucian Sea Moss
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A new training program on the Caribbean island aims to make sea moss farming better for the farmers and for the environment.

The Right to Roam
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Scotland’s liberal access laws make life a whole lot better for everyone.

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