Hell or Salt Water

Hell or Salt Water

The Internet of Elephant Seals

Move over, scientists. Intrepid seals and whales are collecting data where humans can't reach.
Hannah Waters
2.8.17
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​California Gold: The Uni Dynasty of Mendocino County

Uni, or sea urchin gonads, are the very essence of the ocean, but not an easy sell in the US. That’s changing.
Maria Finn
8.21.15
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Drugs from the Sea

Some trawl the ocean for fish, but marine bioprospectors trawl for microbes.
Matthew Braga
8.16.15
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​The Race to Save the Vaquita, the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left, and it's all due to the illegal poaching of a fish that lives in the same waters.
Victoria Turk
8.14.15
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The Search for Greenland's Missing Ice

Greenland is melting faster than ever, and researchers are racing to find out why.
​Kristan Uhlenbrock
8.14.15
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It’s Hard Out There for a Blobfish: Ugly Animals Need Conservation Too

Unlovely creatures deserve as much attention as the Cecil the Lions of this world.
Roisin Kiberd
8.14.15
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How a Small Island Nation Is Saving the Humble Sea Dick

The humble sea cucumber, an animal oft-adorned with the most undignified of common names—donkey dung, burnt hotdog, sea dick—is among the world’s most valuable fisheries.
Andrew David Thaler
8.14.15
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Meet the Robots Crawling Along the Ocean Floor

Jason can dive deeper than any human and stay underwater for days on end.
Melissa Cronin
8.14.15
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By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.
Brian Merchant
8.13.15
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How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle, According to a Physicist

Motherboard interviewed Daniel Bonn, a physicist from the University of Amsterdam, about how to build sandcastles that will make you the envy of the beach.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.13.15
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Will Humans Ever Live Under the Sea?

Humans have wanted to inhabit the oceans for millennia. Is it possible?
Becky Ferreira
8.13.15
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The Plan to Create a 'Fitbit for the Oceans'

This fall, however, an integrated infrastructure of sensor systems will sprawl, swim, and anchor itself across our oceans.
Kari Paul
8.13.15
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