Living Things

The Clam That Sank a Thousand Ships
Features

These infamous clams are invading new areas, buoyed by climate change and the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

Five Fishy Cases of Seafood Fraud
Article - Short

Fancy some fake caviar, imaginary fish, and sushi made from an endangered species?

There Is Life on a Dead Coral Reef
Article - Short

Even dead and dying reefs still provide essential habitats for some marine life.

Making a More Perfect Penguin
Article - Short

A long-term study shows the subtle hand of natural selection on Argentina’s Magellanic penguins.

Pilot Whales Join the Babysitters’ Club
Article - Short

Off the coast of Nova Scotia, pilot whales look out for each other.

Glow-in-the-Dark, Inflatable Sharks Can Also Reproduce Asexually
Article - Short

Because three superpowers are better than one.

Europe’s Race to Save Its Rice
Article - Short

Biologists are trying to breed a salt- and snail-resistant line of European rice.

Scientists Discover an Underwater Pollinator
Article - Short

A first of its kind, this marine plant is pollinated by zooplankton and invertebrates. 

Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery
Features

Could the survival of millions of migrating shorebirds depend on the preservation of humble marine biofilm?

Saving Birds from Oil Spills
Features

Some sources insist that most birds affected by an oil spill will die prematurely, even if they’ve been carefully cleaned. Two experts weigh in on...

Life Aboard the Wreck of the HMCS Annapolis
Article - Short

Through a new biodiversity survey, the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia is setting out to show how life takes to an artificial reef....

The Unexpected Discovery of Anaphylaxis
Article - Short

How the sting of the Portuguese man-of-war led to one of the most significant medical advances rooted in oceanographic work.

What’s the True Scientific Value of Scientific Whaling?
Article - Short

A new study shows that countries that participate in lethal scientific whaling do not produce superior scientific research. 

Elevating the Maine Scallop to Haute Cuisine
Features

Maine scallops are delicious, but lobsters get all the glory. One woman is on a quest to change that.

Two-Headed Shark Discovered in Spain
Article - Short

A baby shark with twice the bite.

Book Review: At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast
Article - Short

A biologist delves into the world of seabirds on the British Columbia coast.

Seabirds’ Death-Defying Dives
Article - Short

Some seabirds dive into water at astonishing speeds, so why don’t they hurt themselves?

Urbanization Might Give an Unexpected Boost to Biodiversity
Article - Short

A new study uses environmental DNA to open a genetic window on urban coastlines.

Swimming with Tuna
Features

A controversial plan for a tourist attraction sparks questions about South Australia’s celebrated tuna ranching industry.

The Timeline of Fear
Article - Short

Two populations of bandicoots show that learning to fear a new predator can take quite some time.

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