Videos & Visuals

Forget Fiberglass, This Surfing Champion Rides Reeds
Video

An ancient Peruvian tradition of building and paddling reed boats is kept alive by a small group of fishermen, including Juninho Urcia, a...

The 6,000-Year-Old Village
Video

Traditional knowledge meets Western science on the central coast of British Columbia. 

The Collateral Damage of Yankee Whaling
Infographic

New research shows that 100,000 dead whales were just the tip of the iceberg. 

The Killer Kiss of Kohn’s Snails
Video

Venomous cone snails may be slow, but they’re deadly.

The Secret World of Bog
Photo Essay

Photos of a lesser-known ecosystem, from British Columbia’s outer coast.

Making Money Out of Mud
Photo Essay

In the degraded environment of Pakistan’s Indus Delta region, where locals who depend on fishing struggle to sustain themselves, crab fattening...

Nuclear Neighbors
Comic

How does a coastal nuclear plant affect the sea life and communities that surround it?

Coral, Explained
Photo Essay

A little bit algae, a little bit rock, and a lot animal. If you’ve ever wondered about the life of a coral, this photo essay will help.

The Fishermen of Lesbos
Video

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

The Defenders of Muscle Beach
Video

Some beaches have mussels. This one has muscles. 

Solidarity and the Art of Sustainable Lobster Fishing
Video

In Punta Allen, Mexico, a lobster fishing cooperative supports the community and the environment.

Where Dead Whales Go to Live
Video

Take a peek behind the scenes at the Smithsonian Institution’s marine mammal warehouses.

The Big (Coastal) Squeeze
Photo Essay

Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta shoreline is at risk of getting squeezed out.

Infographic: Get the Hell Off My Beach
Infographic

Coastal access laws around the world.

The Right to Roam
Video

Scotland’s liberal access laws make life a whole lot better for everyone.

The Micro Monsters Beneath Your Beach Blanket
Photo Essay

Little things live big lives between grains of sand. 

The Race for Arctic Oil
Infographic

Oil companies have always looked north for vast oil fields, and they won’t stop any time soon.

Et Tu, Ocean?
Video

The role of the sea in melting the Arctic.

Out of This World: the Minnesota Seaside Station
Video

More than a century ago, a group of students traveled from the American Midwest to Canada’s Pacific Coast to study seaweeds. Botanical Beach has...

Counting the Invisible Fish
Video

Scientists don’t need to see a fish to know it’s there.

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