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Brown Tides and Redfielders

Brown Tides and Redfielders

June 25, 2012

Come spring, Louie Wurch’s mind turns toward softball and another, less idyllic seasonal phenomenon: brown tides. Both scientist and shortstop,…

Clues in Shark Vertebrae Reveal Where They've Been

Clues in Shark Vertebrae Reveal Where They’ve Been

January 12, 2012

It’s 1963. The escalating arms race and the horrific power of nuclear bombs cause world leaders to sign the Limited…

Whale Heads and Tales

Whale Heads and Tales

January 5, 2012

It’s a Saturday morning at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown, Mass., the farthest point on the Cape. I am sleepy,…

The Latest Fashion in Bowhead Whale Songs

The Latest Fashion in Bowhead Whale Songs

December 14, 2011

Whales, it turns out, are dedicated followers of fashion. There’s a style to the song they sing to attract mates,…

A Drop in the Ocean is Teeming with Life

A Drop in the Ocean is Teeming with Life

October 20, 2011

“The universe is made of stories …“ —Muriel Rukeyser There are countless stories in every drop of seawater. But with…

A Torrent of Crabs Running to the Sea

A Torrent of Crabs Running to the Sea

July 16, 2010

Joanna Gyory’s Ph.D. plans changed completely when she saw the crabs. It was her third or fourth day at the…

Holography and Oceanography

Holography and Oceanography

June 5, 2010
The Squid, the Whale, and the Grad Student

The Squid, the Whale, and the Grad Student

February 19, 2010

On the Serengeti Plains of Africa, lions stalk their prey mainly by sight. Scientists studying them also use their eyes…

Dye Sheds Light on Jet-Propelled Salps

December 11, 2009

The boat loaded, we push off from shore. We are headed out for a nighttime blue-water scuba dive in search…

A Most Ingenious Paradoxical Plankton

A Most Ingenious Paradoxical Plankton

November 25, 2008

Everybody has a unique place in the world, a job to do, a niche to fill. When you are a…