People & Society

Pulling at the Heartstrings Loosens the Purse Strings
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New research shows ecotourists are more likely to contribute to conservation efforts if they feel connected to the cause and talk about it. 

The Museum at the End of the World
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Natalie Goodall built a museum for rare marine mammals in one of the world’s least likely places for a scientific institution.

Racism and the Race to the North Pole
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Once overlooked by white Americans, African American Arctic explorer Matthew Henson made an unforgettable impression on the Greenlandic Inuit.

Brexit Vote Will Likely Cause Problems for UK Fishers
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Fishers were part of the “Leave” push, but it may not work out as they’d hoped.

United We Fish!
Features

Caught between depleted stocks, collapsing prices, and commercial trawlers, small-scale fishermen join forces to create new niche markets for...

Book Reviews: Rough Waters and Living Off the Pacific Ocean Floor
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Two authors from fishing families explore the threats posed by the privatization of fisheries. 

Gone But Not Forgotten: Filipino Fishers Recount the Region’s Disappearing Species
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Interviews with fishers reveal a long-term record of species change. 

Twilight for the Sawfish
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In West Africa, the sawfish was once a source of cultural pride and power. What happens to traditional African cultures as it disappears? 

The Enduring Legacy of Josephine Tilden
Features

The trailblazing botanist established the Minnesota Seaside Station, on Vancouver Island’s Botanical Beach, and inspired generations of female...

The Rise of Ocean Optimism
Features

Sharing uplifting news of resilience and recovery fuels hope.

A Healing Walk on Arctic Ice
Features

A Cree man’s life-changing journey through Inuit territory.

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

Evicted by Climate Change
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Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, as the land around them vanishes, they’re puzzling through...

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.   

Book Review: Franklin’s Lost Ship
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An Arctic mystery is explored through lavish illustrations and narrative that bring the discovery to life.

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.

The Guardian Angel of Swimming Children
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Joe Fortes, Vancouver’s first official lifeguard, taught thousands of youngsters how to swim and saved more than 100 lives.

On the Trail of Whales
Features

Forget the engines: shore-based whale watching takes off.

What Shall We Do With a Love Drunk Sailor?
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Heading out to sea after five months in paradise was a no-go for the infamous mutineers aboard HMS Bounty.

Fire, Protests, and Distrust in the Wake of Chile’s Fishery Shutdown
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Protests around Chile’s handling of the red tide crisis reveal many fishers’ deep distrust of authority.

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