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  • Net Loss: Can Smarter Fishing Equipment Reduce Global Bycatch?

    February 17, 2016

    A large number of marine animals end up as bycatch. Could smarter nets make a difference? Daniel Stepputtis’ face fell as his crew lifted their trawl net out of the grey waters of the Baltic and over the side of the boat. Like a yeti emerging from the sea, thick red algae clogged every hole in […]

  • What Will it Take to Get Plastics Out of the Ocean?

    February 17, 2016

    A few palm trees stand strong in the salty breeze. Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere. Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the […]

  • Community Driven Conservation Works to Save Madagascar’s Sharks

    February 17, 2016

    Before Noavy started monitoring shark catches, she would only get up before dawn to harvest the seaweed that lies drying in various stages of rubbery or crispy tangles outside her home. Nowadays, her data-collection on sharks being brought into her village means she’s up and on call at all hours, despite the fact that the […]

  • Is Salmon Raised on Land the Future of Seafood?

    February 17, 2016

    On Vancouver Island, the Namgis First Nation raises salmon on land, setting a high standard for eco-friendly aquaculture. For centuries, perhaps millennia, the Namgis First Nation fished a wide and glassy river that barrels into the straits separating Vancouver Island from mainland Canada. According to legend, sockeye salmon were so plentiful that the Namgis could simply […]

  • Coral Restoration Part 2: Selection

    November 22, 2015

    On a tiny island called Ofu, part of American Samoa just south of the equator and east of the International Date Line, corals are doing something that might have once seemed impossible.

  • Coral Restoration Part 1: Restoration

    November 22, 2015

    The case for coral restoration rests on not repopulating reefs coral by coral, but in preserving the genetic diversity the species needs to stay resilient.

  • Meet the People Fighting to Save the World’s Coral Reefs

    November 21, 2015

    From the boat, there’s nothing remarkable about the place — just choppy water and a white mooring ball, a few miles off Key Largo. But once we’re underwater, I can see the rows and rows of PVC trees, suspended above the sand in a grid that stretches away into the distant murk.