Media Gallery: Stories

Wood Under Sand: The Search for A Slave Shipwreck

Archaeologists working on the site of the São José. Credit: Jon Sharfman, courtesy Slave Wrecks Project by Danielle Hall An untimely storm with whipping gusts of wind and tumultuous waves, a sweeping...

The State of Sharks, 40 Years After Jaws

by Nancy Knowlton and Wendy Benchley A shortfin mako glides through the waters off the coast of California. Credit: © Brian Skerry, www.brianskerry.com This year marks the 40th anniversary of the...

Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones

Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans and many other areas of the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Credit: NASA, MODIS Rapid Response Team/Marine Photobank What’s the difference between a hurricane, a...

The Great Pacific Migration of Bluefin Tuna

The Pacific bluefin tuna are one of three bluefin species, including the Atlantic bluefin ( Thunnus thynnus) and the Southern bluefin ( Thunnus maccoyii) . Credit: NOAA Shortly after their first...

Fish Get Risky Around Oil

On coral reefs fish are important links in the food chain that sustains higher-order predators (including humans) and keeps everything in balance. Credit: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble, Flickr By...

Ángeles Alvariño: Woman of Many Namesakes

An arrow-worm from the genus Spadella . Alvariño discovered and classified the species Spadella gaetanoi in 1978. Credit: Zatelmar, Wikimedia Commons By Kalila Morsink Latin names of species may seem...

A Microscopic Identity Crisis

Using DNA to identify larval species in the Gulf Stream When swimming in the water, the planktonic sea snail, Diacria trispinosa , flutters two wings much like a butterfly. When they retract their...

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