by Jack Tamisiea • A cache of phytoplankton held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is helping to reconstruct historical coastlines.
by Christina Couch • To save endangered eels, researchers have been working for decades to figure out where they reproduce.
by Steven Ashley • Three years after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New Jersey’s coast, few local communities want to accept that the Shore’s glory days are numbered.
by Emily Cataneo • In the tradition of wine and ale trails, the state’s oyster trail aims to give the farmed shellfish industry a needed boost.
by Ian Gill • On the British Columbia coast, the Heiltsuk First Nation asserts its rights to manage its resources, and who has access to them, through the seasonal herring harvest.
by Moira Donovan • They’ve roamed free for hundreds of years, but is that freedom harming the ecosystem they call home?
by Taras Grescoe • Quebec’s Magdalen islanders face a stark choice: resist, adapt, or give in to the ravenous sea.
by Boyce Upholt • Our long history of constraining the river through levees has led to massive land loss in its delta. Can we engineer our way out? And at what cost?
by Brendan Borrell • Urban beaches around the world have less garbage than remote beaches, but less life too. The City of Santa Monica hopes to change the image of a clean beach.