Discipline: Human Activities
Clams in a jam
Surf clamming has always been a hard business. But recently it’s gotten even harder, and the fishermen are bearing the brunt of the impact. All you have to do is talk to them to find out.
An imminent thaw
In the Bering Sea, ice is everything. It controls the life, the people living there, and the climate. So what’s happening now that the thickness and the quality of that ice is deteriorating?
What it’s like to be eyeball to eyeball with a fish the size of a Volkswagen.
Up and down the coast of California, abalone farmers, bar pilots and environmentalists — among others — are staking their profits, well being, and peace of mind on real-time ocean data.
Accentuate the positive
Anyone can be a scientist, and the elementary schoolers of New Jersey can prove it. At Rutgers last April, their enthusiasm for ocean science was just frothing over.
A 60-ton wake up call
Playing female right whale calls into the water, researcher Susan Parks suddenly finds herself at the center of attention of a group of males.