Hakai Magazine Audio Edition
A Community’s Quest to Document Every Species on Their Island Home

A Community’s Quest to Document Every Species on Their Island Home

June 28, 2022

by Marina Wang • Naming leads to knowing, which leads to understanding. Residents of a small British Columbia island take to the forests and beaches to connect with their non-human neighbors.

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

And Then the Sea Glowed a Magnificent Milky Green

And Then the Sea Glowed a Magnificent Milky Green

June 21, 2022

by Sam Keck Scott • A chance encounter with a rare phenomenon called a milky sea connects a sailor and a scientist to explain the ocean’s ghostly glow.

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

Warning! Signs Are Not Enough to Save Beachgoers from Deadly Currents

Warning! Signs Are Not Enough to Save Beachgoers from Deadly Currents

June 14, 2022

by Chloe Williams • Keeping people out of rip currents is more about reading human behavior than reading warning signs.

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

Bonus Episode: Salt, Sweat, and Grit

Bonus Episode: Salt, Sweat, and Grit

June 8, 2022

The Race to Alaska is one of the most grueling at-sea races, taking participants from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska, as they navigate complicated currents, narrow rocky channels, and inclement weather. The premise is simple: travel more than 1,200 kilometers with no motors, no support, and a USD $10,000 award waiting for the winner. Racers prepare sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards, or any manner of non-motorized vessels for a chance to put their paddle to the mettle in the ultimate marine race. But what drives people to take on such extreme adventures?

In this special episode Hakai Magazine editor Jude Isabella and guests discuss what compels people to undertake extraordinary pursuits at sea.

Guests are adventure psychologist Paula Reid, who has spent 10 months racing a yacht around the world and skied to the South Pole; Karl Krüger, the first person to complete the Race to Alaska by paddleboard; and Douglas Smith, who is entering the Race to Alaska for the first time this year.

If you prefer to watch the discussion in video format, you can find it on YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/AFgM2J_CZjY?t=205

The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries, Part 4 of 4 — Tribal Hatcheries and the Road to Restoration

The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries, Part 4 of 4 — Tribal Hatcheries and the Road to Restoration

June 3, 2022

by Ashley Braun • In the US Pacific Northwest, tribal hatcheries uphold Indigenous communities’ treaty rights to salmon, while buying time to rehabilitate lost habitat.

This is final part of our special four part editorial package on salmon hatcheries. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries, Part 3 of 4 — The Hail Mary Hatcheries

The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries, Part 3 of 4 — The Hail Mary Hatcheries

June 2, 2022

by Vanessa Minke-Martin • As wildfires, droughts, and floods deal a blow to coastal habitats, wild salmon are disappearing from waterways like California’s Russian River. Can conservation hatcheries save endangered runs?

This is part three of our special four part editorial package on salmon hatcheries. The original story, along with photos, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries, Part 2 of 4 — Too Many Pinks in the Pacific

The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries, Part 2 of 4 — Too Many Pinks in the Pacific

June 1, 2022

by Miranda Weiss • Evidence is mounting that pink salmon, pumped by the billions into the North Pacific from fish hatcheries, are upending marine ecosystems.

This is part two of our special four part editorial package on salmon hatcheries. The original story, along with photos and map, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries, Part 1 of 4 — The Hatchery Crutch: How We Got Here

The Paradox of Salmon Hatcheries, Part 1 of 4 — The Hatchery Crutch: How We Got Here

May 31, 2022

by Jude Isabella • From their beginnings in the late 19th century, salmon hatcheries have gone from cure to band-aid to crutch. Now, we can’t live without manufactured fish.

This is part one of our special four part editorial package on salmon hatcheries. The original story, along with photos and map, can be found on hakaimagazine.com.

It’s 10 PM. Do You Know Where Your Cat Is?

It’s 10 PM. Do You Know Where Your Cat Is?

May 17, 2022

by Egill Bjarnason • In Iceland, traditionally a land of cat lovers, bans and curfews are redefining the human relationship with domestic cats.

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

Surviving the Race to Alaska

Surviving the Race to Alaska

May 10, 2022

by Aldyn Chwelos • This motor-free ocean race—with vessels ranging from paddleboards to pedal-assist sailboats—is less about how fast you can go and more about whether you get there at all.

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

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