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Hidden in Plain Sight
How a trail of plastic waste might help us find the mysterious Velella
Life at the Edge of Impossible
Ten thousand feet under the sea, these snails thrive with a little help from their friends.
Are Crabs Truly Crabby?
Humans have long projected their insecurities and ill tempers onto animals, including crabs. Can science help us tell fact from fable?
Heeding the Water’s Call
Allison Wallis’s disability rendered the ocean off-limits. But the adaptive surfing movement says they can get everybody—of any ability—in the water.
Changing the System
Wendy Schmidt applies the spirit of Silicon Valley to saving the ocean.
In the Deep Sea, Incredible Animals Abound
It’s a golden age for finding new and mysterious forms of deep-sea life.
The Largest Cells on Earth
Deep in the ocean abyss, xenophyophores are worlds unto themselves.
The Octopus Teacher’s Student
Craig Foster reflects on a relationship that changed his connection to the natural world.
The Light Magic of Squid
How squid transmute illumination into intention
Into the blue
A celebrated conservation photographer finds undersea beauty—and hope.
Building the Blue Economy
Protecting the ocean isn’t just necessary. It’s possible.
When Evolution Is Infectious
How “probiotic epidemics” help wildlife—and us—survive.
The Mystery of the Missing Sockeye
A disease detective hopes to discover why British Columbia’s wild salmon continue to decline.
To Protect the Ocean, We Must Love It
How a life on the water inspired Dona Bertarelli
The New Taboos
By re-imagining ancient practices, Pacific Islanders are charting a new course for ocean conservation
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