Living Things

Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club
Features

Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

Ocean Racket Makes for Rascally Wrasses
Article - Short

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

Counting Fish by Their Calls
Article - Short

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
Article - Short

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
Article - Short

The good news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise. The bad news: mangroves in Florida are on the rise.

Coral Reefs’ Fleshy Future
Article - Short

As oceans become more acidic, fleshy coral relatives may outcompete their reef-building counterparts.

This Cuttlefish’s Secret Trick: Pretending to Be a Crab
Article - Short

Cephalopods really are the masters of misdirection.

1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish
Article - Short

Salmon fuels British Columbia’s coastal ecosystems—but the fish’s power extends far inland.

Quiet Please, the Fish Are Flirting
Article - Short

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
Article - Short

Changes in nitrogen runoff are reflected in coral reef growth.

Meet the Sunfish’s Cuter, Faster, More Agile Cousin
Article - Short

It’s a miniature version of the ocean’s derpiest fish.

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray
Article - Short

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
Article - Short

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.

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