How a trail of plastic waste might help us find the mysterious Velella
Ten thousand feet under the sea, these snails thrive with a little help from their friends.
Humans have long projected their insecurities and ill tempers onto animals, including crabs. Can science help us tell fact from fable?
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.
Wendy Schmidt applies the spirit of Silicon Valley to saving the ocean.
It’s a golden age for finding new and mysterious forms of deep-sea life.
How squid transmute illumination into intention
Deep in the ocean abyss, xenophyophores are worlds unto themselves.
Craig Foster reflects on a relationship that changed his connection to the natural world.
A celebrated conservation photographer finds undersea beauty—and hope.
Protecting the ocean isn’t just necessary. It’s possible.
How “probiotic epidemics” help wildlife—and us—survive.
A disease detective hopes to discover why British Columbia’s wild salmon continue to decline.
How a life on the water inspired Dona Bertarelli
By re-imagining ancient practices, Pacific Islanders are charting a new course for ocean conservation
To save the ocean, give property rights to the creatures living there