Hakai Magazine Audio Edition
Holy Mackerel, Where’d You Go?

Holy Mackerel, Where’d You Go?

January 18, 2022

by Moira Donovan • A beloved fish with a rich history has become hard to find—will it rise again?

The original story, along with photos and videos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Can We Really Be Friends with an Octopus?

Can We Really Be Friends with an Octopus?

January 11, 2022

by Ferris Jabr • When octopuses are social, are they reaching out or simply reacting?

The original story, along with photos and videos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Oil Rigs Are a Refuge in a Dying Sea

Oil Rigs Are a Refuge in a Dying Sea

January 4, 2022

by Sasha Chapman • Our reliance on fossil fuels is harming marine ecosystems—but the platforms we use to extract oil are giving marine life new homes.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

A Key Tool for Cleaning Up Oil Spills Is More Hazardous Than Helpful

A Key Tool for Cleaning Up Oil Spills Is More Hazardous Than Helpful

December 14, 2021

by Ryan Stuart • In the decade since the record-breaking use of oil dispersants in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, science shows they’re dangerous, potentially deadly, and rarely useful. A new court case is forcing the US EPA to reconsider their use.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Bonus Episode: Deep-Sea Mining Demystified

Bonus Episode: Deep-Sea Mining Demystified

December 10, 2021

Determining the future of deep-sea mining has become a pressing issue for global society. What we do in the watery depths has direct implications for climate change, technology, marine life, and the financial autonomy of some island nations. If you’ve heard a little buzz about the topic but aren’t clear on the details, this online event is for you.

In this special episode, join Hakai Magazine news editor Colin Schultz and expert panelists John Jamieson, the Canada Research Chair on marine geology; Klaas Willaert, an expert on the law of the sea and a member of Belgium’s delegation to the International Seabed Authority; and Verena Tunnicliffe, a Canada Research Chair and expert on deep-sea biodiversity, for an engaging discussion. They’ll cover how and where minerals form, what the different types of deep-sea mining are, and how each may affect the environment—in the mining area, and far afield. They will also explore how these various forms of mining are regulated, and learn who ultimately holds the decision-making power to push deep-sea mining forward, or reign it in.

If you prefer to watch the discussion in video format, you can find it on YouTube, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMCAXa5wHeQ

Alaska’s Absent Snowy Owls

Alaska’s Absent Snowy Owls

December 7, 2021

by Kylie Mohr • The only reliable snowy owl breeding site in the United States has a conspicuous shortage of owls.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

My Family’s Pacific Island Home Is Grappling with Deep-Sea Mining

My Family’s Pacific Island Home Is Grappling with Deep-Sea Mining

November 30, 2021

by Rachel Reeves • Here’s what I’ve learned being up close and personal with the debate.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

 

Checkpoints, Machine Guns, and Fences: This Pakistani Port Is Not for the People

Checkpoints, Machine Guns, and Fences: This Pakistani Port Is Not for the People

November 23, 2021

by Samira Shackle • A massive port project—part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative—is more military base than port, further disenfranchising people in a region with a history of political tension and violence.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

Rebroadcast: When Mountains Fall into the Sea

Rebroadcast: When Mountains Fall into the Sea

November 16, 2021

by Tyee Bridge • As glaciers melt, unstable slopes are being exposed and are on the precipice of collapse.

Originally published in May 2018, the story, along with photos and videos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

What Whale Barnacles Know

What Whale Barnacles Know

November 9, 2021

by Mara Grunbaum • For generations, these hitchhikers have been recording details about their hosts and their ocean home.

The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

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