Living Things

Ocean Racket Makes for Rascally Wrasses
Article - Short

Motorboat noise spurs rise in fish-on-fish crime.

Counting Fish by Their Calls
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Fish are noisy, and researchers are putting those sounds to work.

Hypothesis Confirmed: Sea Lion Mass Deaths Caused by Malnutrition
Article - Short

The warm water Blob hurt a generation of sea lions.

Mexican Fishing Bats
Video

In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mystery of a bat that makes its living at sea.

A Healthy Ocean Needs Viruses
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And the more we learn about them, the weirder they get.

How Many Countries Does it Take to Save a Fish?
Features

All of them—which makes conservation difficult when your neighbors keep poaching.

Walking Trees Terrorize Marshes
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The good news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise. The bad news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise.

Coral Reefs’ Fleshy Future
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As oceans become more acidic, fleshy coral relatives may outcompete their reef-building counterparts.

This Cuttlefish’s Secret Trick: Pretending to Be a Crab
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Cephalopods really are the masters of misdirection.

1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish
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Salmon fuels British Columbia’s coastal ecosystems—but the fish’s power extends far inland.

Quiet Please, the Fish Are Flirting
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Fish that fart together stay together.

Auditing the Blue Blood Bank
Video

Horseshoe crabs have been saving our species—are we endangering theirs?

Corals Keep a Record of Ocean Pollution
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Changes in nitrogen runoff are reflected in coral reef growth.

Meet the Sunfish’s Cuter, Faster, More Agile Cousin
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It’s a miniature version of the ocean’s derpiest fish.

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

The Lunar Sea
Features

The moon influences life in a surprising and subtle way: with its light.

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
Article - Short

Inventive island homes are helping this endangered bird keep its head above water.

Throwing Dead Fish for Fun and Ecological Profit
Features

Chucking chum and coho carcasses into a salmon-spawning stream supports more than just an ecosystem.

Here Be White Bears
Features

While dragons and other mythical beasts marked the charts of early mariners, Renaissance maps were illustrated with images—part fantasy and part...

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