The Hunger Games: Two Killer Whales, Same Sea, Different Diets

November 28, 2017

by Larry Pynn • The Salish Sea’s resident killer whales are in trouble—and garnering all the headlines—but transient killer whales traveling the same waters seem to be doing fine.


Death by Killer Algae

November 21, 2017

by Claudia Geib • When 343 sei whales died from a harmful algal bloom in Chilean Patagonia, they opened a window into the effect changing climate is having on marine mammals, our oceans, and us.


Landlocked Islanders

November 14, 2017

by Krista Langlois • Can Marshall Islanders whose lives are tied to the sea maintain their culture in Oklahoma?


The Ecolabel Fable

November 7, 2017

by Raina Delisle • Buyer beware: sustainable seafood programs can’t guarantee ocean-friendly choices.


The Scientist Who Reads a Lost History in the Mud

November 1, 2017

by Ann Finkbeiner • Hard working and tough as nails, Grace Brush did what others couldn’t—she teased out the mystery of the Chesapeake Bay.


Damming Eden

October 24, 2017

by Emilienne Malfatto • As a massive dam nears completion in Turkey, residents downriver in the idyllic Mesopotamian Marshes prepare to see their homeland destroyed—again.


Death of a Modern Wolf

October 17, 2017

by J.B. MacKinnon • Once feared, vilified, and exterminated, the wolves of Vancouver Island face an entirely different threat: our fascination, our presence, and our selfies.


From Prejudice to Pride

October 10, 2017

by Jude Isabella • In the 20th century, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to hide the existence of the Indigenous Ainu. Then the Ainu fought back like their cousins, the bears.


Whales Through a New Lens

October 2, 2017

by Erich Hoyt • Forty years ago, the world’s whale researchers met in Indiana. The now legendary, but nearly forgotten, meeting changed the way scientists and the public see whales—and it all started with a few photographs.


Saving the Ocean One Outfit at a Time

September 26, 2017

by Heather Pringle and Amorina Kingdon • The sea suffers for fashion. Kombucha leather and leased jeans to the rescue.