The Ocean Gets Heat Waves Too, and They Are Threatening Marine Ecosystems
A new study shows that marine heat waves have become more frequent and more severe as ocean temperatures have climbed.
Are Wealthy Nations Hoarding the World's Fish Supply?
A recent paper found that rich nations are catching the vast majority of fish, even in the waters of lower-income countries, but doubts about the study's conclusions remain.
Flooding, Heat Waves, and Destabilized Ecosystems: Here's What the Next 100 Years of Climate Change Could Bring
A new study predicts a steep drop in fisheries' production. It's the latest in a growing body of research to show how changes to the Earth's ecosystems will cause disruption to its inhabitants.
Ocean Health Index: The Audacity of Necessity
The researchers behind the budding Ocean Health Index recognize the hubris of trying to summarize everything from water quality to fishing status to recreation in a single number, but they maintain it’s a necessarily audacious move.
Three Reasons for Creating a Single Ocean Health Index
As the gross domestic product shows us, a single number that represents the health of a complex and dynamic system can have amazing and perhaps unexpected power.
Poor Kenyan Fishermen Demonstrate Value of Marine Reserves
Marine biologist Tim McClanahan asks if poor Kenyan fishermen can improve themselves without destroying local coral reefs? (Hint: yes)
Curiouser and Curiouser Podcast: Overfishing and Oceans
In this debut podcast of Curiouser and Curiouser, host Jai Ranganathan interviews Duke University marine biologist Larry Crowder about how fishing, historically and currently, has changed the oceans.
Snakeheads: the Asian Fish That Terrified Arkansas
How a government team called Operation Mongoose tried to get rid of the invasive northern snakehead by poisoning 400 miles of Arkansas waterways.