Becca Cudmore is a science writer from Oregon, currently based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Audubon, Nautilus, The Scientist, Scientific American, Science Friday, and elsewhere.
Both women and orcas experience menopause. A new study reveals one reason why these matriarchs may prevail, despite their inability to reproduce: wisdom.
The fathers of ecology lavished attention upon it. The scientist who coined “keystone species” chose it as the prime example. What will happen to the Pacific Coast if its iconic ochre sea star wastes away?