People & Society

Fast Bird, Slow Food
Features

In New Zealand, sooty shearwater populations are being restored with the collective knowledge of Māori harvesters and seabird researchers.

Amplifying Data Through Art
Article - Short

Five artists who make meaning out of science by translating hard data from the world’s oceans.

The Fishermen of Lesbos
Video

Those most familiar with the waters off Lesbos, Greece, are putting aside their fishing nets to help refugees.

Welcome to the Arctic, Fish
Features

As the climate changes, the Arctic Ocean beckons Pacific salmon and other species. How will we fish responsibly?

Stars, Stripes, and Palm Trees
Article - Short

How the humble postage stamp played a part in the Americanization of Hawai‘i.

Book Review: Ed Ricketts from Cannery Row to Sitka, Alaska
Article - Short

Writers, relatives, and biologists reflect on the words and work of an iconic coastal character.

Ticked Off on Martha’s Vineyard
Features

Forget rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, you’re more likely to get Lyme disease on the island.

Art and Accounting in the Age of Whaling
Article - Short

Hand-carved stamps helped whalers keep track of their catches and assess the success of their voyages.

The Plan to Ship Oil Through the “Graveyard of the Pacific”
Article - Short

The largest oil-by-rail terminal in the US would double oil shipments through the Columbia River.

Beach Blanket Bloodbaths
Article - Short

What is summer without movies about the horrors of coastal living?

The Defenders of Muscle Beach
Video

Some beaches have mussels. This one has muscles. 

Old Coast, New Coast: Rio de Janeiro
Article - Short

Botafogo Bay, a cornerstone of Rio since early colonial days, still looks lovely on the surface. The lead up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, however...

Protests and Prison Time: the Fight Over Malé’s “Friendship Bridge”
Article - Short

The public closure of a beloved surfing site has sparked unease in the Maldivian capital. 

Rio, the Olympics, and Broken Promises
Features

Before the games even begin in Brazil’s most famous coastal city, there are winners and losers.

Sea(side) Horses
Article - Short

These breeds owe their unique features to their coastal lifestyles.

Bottoms Up
Article - Short

After years on the ocean floor, these five salvaged beverages were still drinkable—for better or for worse.

The Climate Anxiety Doctor Is “In”
Article - Short

A Providence poet is taking to the park to counsel residents about their climate woes.

The Oil Spill Cleanup Illusion
Features

Why do we pretend to clean up oil spills in the ocean?

Meals on Keels
Article - Short

Throughout history, dining at sea has called for creativity and a strong stomach.

Pulling at the Heartstrings Loosens the Purse Strings
Article - Short

New research shows ecotourists are more likely to contribute to conservation efforts if they feel connected to the cause and talk about it. 

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