Audubon — Colorado’s toxic “yellow river” may look bad, but it’s just a visual manifestation of a larger problem.
Vice Motherboard — Strap a satellite tag onto an elephant seal’s head and — voilà! — you have a living oceanographic instrument.
Vice Motherboard — Sending robots where no human dares to go: Beneath Antarctica’s frozen ice shelves.
Audubon — Canada Geese be a nuisance. But there’s a humane way to keep them at bay thanks to one determined ornithologist.
Hakai — How will Japan’s new volcanic island turn green?
Nautilus — How Natural Systems Magnify the Effects of Global Warming
Smithsonian — A floating pier installed off Japan led to a four-fold increase in baby jellies, offering a solid link between structures and blooms
Smithsonian Ocean Portal — The Gulf Oil Spill created an unintentional experiment: What happens when millions of barrels of methane spew into the deep ocean?
Bitch — Marthe Gautier discovered the genetic cause of Down’s Syndrome. But a man took credit for her work and continues to today.
Smithsonian — Does oil stick around in the ecosystem indefinitely? What was the deal with the deformed fish? Can anything bad that happens in the Gulf be blamed on oil?
Smithsonian — Fictitious animals on 16th and early 17th century maps hint at how people’s perception of the ocean has changed over time
Smithsonian — White whales, such as the recently spotted humpback nicknamed Migaloo, are rare and elusive creatures. How many are there and why are they white?