Chemist and businessman Eric Stroud develops shark repellents to protect sharks from being ensnared in commercial fisheries
July 17, 2009 | By Joseph Caputo
Voracious, venomous lionfish are the first exotic species to invade coral reefs. Now divers, fishermen—and cooks—are fighting back
May 08, 2009 | By Anika Gupta
The pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) evolved its knobby body and rosy color to blend in with gorgonians (sea fans) of the genus Muricella, where the seahorse makes its home among the coral reefs of the Western Pacific. These fish are so tiny (only two centimeters in height) and so well camou...
April 17, 2009 | By Sarah Zielinski
A curator discovers that whalefishes, bignose fishes and tapetails are all really the same kind of fish at different life stages
April 2009 | By Joseph Caputo
Monday evening I saw another film from the Environmental Film Festival, a screening of RiverWebs at the Japan Information and Culture Center. On its surface, RiverWebs is a touching tribute to Japanese river ecologist Shigeru Nakano, who died in 2000 in a boating accident off of Baja at the age of ...
March 18, 2009 | By Sarah Zielinski
Earlier this year, in "On California’s Coast, Farewell to the King Salmon," our staff writer, Abigail Tucker, immersed herself and us in the lives of chinook salmon. I asked her to take a look at the results of a new study from the November issue of Ecological Applications that examined the consequ...
December 15, 2008 | By Sarah Zielinski
For the first time there's no fishing for chinook salmon on the California coast. The search is on for why the prize catch is so scarce.
October 2008 | By Abigail Tucker
For the Yup'ik people of Alaska, fall chum is the answer to a troubled fishing season and a link to the outside world
October 01, 2008 | By Kim O’Donnel
Great white sharks are typecast, say experts. The creatures are socially sophisticated and, yes, smart
June 2008 | By Paul Raffaele
Great whites have tiny brains but powerful sensory organs
June 2008 | By Amanda Bensen
How mercury gets into tuna and other fish in the ocean has scientists searching from the coast to the floor
September 27, 2007 | By Eric Jaffe
Native trout are returning to America's rivers and streams, thanks to new thinking by scientists and conservationists
August 2007 | By Robert M. Poole
Can biologists breed the "Dinosaurs of the Missouri" fast enough to stave off their extinction?
March 2007 | By Sam Hooper Samuels
Recent attacks on people off the Florida coast are a tragic reminder of the animal's fierce nature. Yet scientists say the terrifying predator is itself in grave danger
August 2005 | By Steve Kemper
The voracious "Frankenfish" has turned up in the Potomac River, Lake Michigan and a California lake, sparking fears of an ecological Armageddon. But is the Asian import a monsteror the victim of monster hype?
February 2005 | By Helen Fields
In the Iraq war, highly trained cetaceans helped U.S. forces clear mines in Umm Qasr's harbor
September 2003 | By William Gasperini
What's killing the great Atlantic salmon?
April 2002 | By Michael Parfit
Scientists are trying to fathom why Hawaii's fish population is declining
December 2001 | By Bernice Weuthrich
A real fish tale hangs on a monster marlin caught nearly a half-century ago
April 2000 | By Adele Conover
Thanks to 300 volunteers, steelhead are back again, despite highways, offices and a campus
December 1997 | By Edwin Kiester, Jr.