People & Society

Book Review: Seawomen of Iceland
Article - Short

For centuries, Icelandic women have been some of the world’s hardiest, and hardest-working, fishing captains. Anthropologist Margaret Willson...

A Wall Worth Building: Making Clam Habitat Great Again
Video

On the Pacific Northwest coast, indigenous groups are reinvigorating the ancient practice of clam gardening.

What Happens When an Endangered Whale Pod Loses its Wise Old Grandma?
Article - Short

With the death of Granny, the matriarch of the northeast Pacific’s southern resident killer whales, a century’s worth of knowledge and leadership...

People of the Sea Ice See Cracks Forming
Features

One of Canada’s more northerly communities reinvents its relationship with a thawing landscape.

Political Suppression of Science: Lessons from Canada
Article - Short

Canadian scientists are lending support to worried American peers. 

Why Is the Sea Salty?
Article - Short

From pissed off giantesses to a pissing cockroach, folk tales and myths offer some creative explanations.

The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner
Features

Hunting and eating puffins are Icelandic traditions. But for how much longer?

Radioactive Refuges
Article - Short

A heavily-exploited Japanese fish found sanctuary after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

Archaeological Find Puts Humans in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought
Article - Short

New evidence suggests human presence in a Yukon cave during the last ice age 24,000 years ago.

Competition Pressured Killer Whales into Menopause
Article - Short

Selfish daughters, not altruistic grandmothers, could explain the evolution of menopause.

Tapping the Freshwater Ocean Under the Sea
Article - Short

Vast stores of fresh water exist deep beneath the seafloor—but who gets to decide how they’re used?

The Last Trial of the Codfather
Features

Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law....

Claiming a Slice of Ice with the Help of Some Stamps
Article - Short

Sixty years ago, a humble post office helped New Zealand stake a claim in Antarctica.

The Hunter’s Designer Shades
Article - Short

Yup’ik hunters wore visors decorated with beautiful charms and designs.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis
Features

The unsettling disappearance of a fisheries observer sparks questions about safety on the high seas and the fate of the fish stocks observers...

Book Review: An Intimate Wilderness
Article - Short

In his memoir, Norman Hallendy recounts his journeys—spanning almost 50 years—with the people and landscape of Canada’s Arctic.

The Secret Language of Salmon Skin Coats
Article - Short

From keeping one dry to securing a life partner, these ancient garments served many purposes.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Port
Article - Short

Before he was seasonal, he was seagoing.

Big Bird in the City
Article - Short

If done carefully, great blue heron habitat and urban development can coexist.

The Big Sort
Features

Clearing tonnes of plastic debris off beaches is only the first step—then comes the conundrum of what to do with it all.

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