A new exhibition of American wonders underscores the debt our country owes to its waterways
November 2011 | By Daniel Walker Howe
Are farmed salmon the source of a viral infection off the coast of British Columbia?
October 20, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
California is on the road to becoming the fourth state in the union to ban shark fin soup on account of the ecological impact rising demand is having on shark populations
September 20, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
Marine biologist Mary Hagedorn has learned to freeze and reanimate coral cells
September 15, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
Could the California sea otters' peculiar dietary habits be impeding their resurgence?
September 2011 | By Jess Righthand
As Kermit said, "All I can see are millions of frogs with tiny crutches"
August 11, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
How would you survive if stranded on a desert island with only your wits and the resources at hand?
July 13, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Wildlife researchers and tourists are heading to a tiny Mexican village to learn about the mystery of the largest fish in the sea
June 2011 | By Juliet Eilperin
Is this the next logical step in our ongoing quest for convenience or does it make accessing foodstuffs more complicated than it should be?
May 10, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
There's a hilarious skit in the IFC show Portlandia that pokes fun at the current preoccupation in certain circles with knowing exactly where one's food comes from. A couple (played by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein) give their waitress the third degree about not only the diet and living condit...
March 23, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
My first trip to New Orleans was in July 1984, the summer it hosted the World's Fair. I was 13 and had gone to visit my best friend, Jenny, a New Orleans native who had moved back there from California a few months earlier. I remember pulling up to her family's home, half of a double-barrel shotgun...
March 08, 2011 | By Lisa Bramen
Our theme for this month's Inviting Writing is food and dating. As Lisa explained in a story about three first dates at the same sushi restaurant, we were looking for tales of "first dates, last dates, romantic dates, funny dates, dates that resulted in marriage proposals, dates that were only mem...
February 22, 2011 | By admin
A ball of yarn—and the work of more than 800 people—could go a long way toward saving endangered sea life
December 2010 | By Jess Righthand
Dams, irrigation and now climate change have drastically reduced the once-mighty river. Is it a sign of things to come?
October 2010 | By Sarah Zielinski
Scientists are just beginning to grasp how profoundly oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill has devastated the region
September 2010 | By Michelle Nijhuis
The National Museum of Natural History's Sant Ocean Hall last week hosted the "Real Cost Cafe," an interactive performance about sustainable seafood. The child-friendly program originated at California's Monterey Bay Aquarium, and was adapted by Smithsonian's Discovery Theater. Three segments asses...
August 31, 2010 | By Jess Righthand
Uh oh! Did I just eat an endangered species?Fortunately, the queen conch (Strombus gigas) isn’t quite endangered (yet). But the species has been over-harvested in the Florida Keys, leading to a drastic decline (pdf) in its reproductive capabilities. The state of Florida has placed a moratorium on c...
August 17, 2010 | By admin
This blog has inspired me to try several types of seafood I've never had before, like sardines, lionfish and jellyfish. I cracked open my first crabs last summer, and my first whole lobster earlier this year (although that one deserves a mulligan, since apparently most lobsters aren't full of black...
August 03, 2010 | By Amanda Bensen
As the world's oceans are degraded, will they be dominated by jellyfish?
August 2010 | By Abigail Tucker
There are some 2,000 species of jellyfish. Some are tasty, others will kill you with the tap of a tentacle. Here are nine varieties that really stand out
August 01, 2010 | By Abigail Tucker