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Clever Whales and the Violent Fight for Fish on the Line

Clever Whales and the Violent Fight for Fish on the Line

March 8, 2022

by Nick Rahaim • As a commercial fisher, I’ve watched colleagues shoot at whales looting from their lines. Here’s why everyone loses when that happens.

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

Catching Crabs in a Suffocating Sea

Catching Crabs in a Suffocating Sea

March 1, 2022

by Julia Rosen • When oceans are starved of oxygen, it can be devastating to crabs and the fishers who rely on them. New tools could help crabbers sidestep dead zones.

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

Will Exporting Farmed Totoaba Fix the Big Mess Pushing the World’s Most Endangered Porpoise to Extinction?

Will Exporting Farmed Totoaba Fix the Big Mess Pushing the World’s Most Endangered Porpoise to Extinction?

February 22, 2022

by Victor R. Rodríguez • International officials will soon decide the fate of Mexican totoaba fish farming—and with it, possibly the last glimmer of hope for the vaquita.

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

Whales in the Cliff Face

Whales in the Cliff Face

February 15, 2022

by Devon Bidal • An exposed prehistoric seafloor is a hotspot for ancient whale remains, and now an international team is helping unravel their mysteries.

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

As African Penguins Go Hungry, a Debate Rages in South Africa: Who Gets the Fish?

As African Penguins Go Hungry, a Debate Rages in South Africa: Who Gets the Fish?

February 7, 2022

by Tommy Trenchard • They’ve been robbed of eggs and guano, soaked in oil, and stung by killer bees—now a dispute about numbers could clinch their future.

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

Bonus Episode: The Social Lives of Octopuses

Bonus Episode: The Social Lives of Octopuses

February 3, 2022

Octopuses are some of the ocean’s most enigmatic creatures. Highly intelligent, curious, playful, and, as more and more research is showing, sometimes social. But although we’re witnessing more instances of octopuses interacting with one another—sharing dens, cooperatively hunting, or gathering in large numbers—can they form social bonds with humans? If an octopus seems to reach out to touch us, is it making a connection or just exploring the strange thing in front of it?

In this special episode Hakai Magazine managing editor Adrienne Mason and guests discuss how octopuses perceive their environments, the current understanding of octopus social behaviors, and how we might interpret interactions between humans and octopuses. Guests are researcher Piero Amodio, who studies the behavior and cognition of cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish, and squid), and Ferris Jabr, who researched and wrote "Can We Really Be Friends with an Octopus?"

If you prefer to watch the discussion in video format, you can find it on YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/mU64zgVrtNU?t=170

Kelp Gets on the Carbon-Credit Bandwagon

Kelp Gets on the Carbon-Credit Bandwagon

February 1, 2022

by Nicola Jones • Is there potential for seaweeds to help solve the climate crisis?

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

Rebroadcast: Training the Polar Bear Patrol

Rebroadcast: Training the Polar Bear Patrol

January 25, 2022

by Eva Holland • A grassroots guard learns how to keep people and polar bears safe in a small Arctic community.

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

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.

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