A Whole Bunch of Great Reads
We had a short publishing hiatus this week and didn’t publish any new stories. We’ll be back to our regular publishing schedule on Monday. To feed your hunger for great stories, though, everyone on the team selected a story from our archive they thought worthy of a read. We hope you enjoy them.
Happy summer! (Or, for our readers in the southern hemisphere … don’t worry, winter’s almost over.😎)
Dave Garrison
As Selected by Our Team
In chronological order
What I Wish My Father Had Taught Me About Fishing
Or how modern sport fishing threatens a timeless tradition.
June 19, 2015 • by Paul Greenberg • 1,900 words / 9 mins
Time Travelers
Could these be the oldest human footprints in North America?
June 22, 2015 • by Heather Pringle • 2,100 words / 10 mins
The Secret History of Bioluminescence
Illuminating maps during war, guiding planes to safety, making genes and proteins visible—organisms get their glow on to help humans.
May 10, 2016 • by Ferris Jabr • 2,100 words / 10 mins
Hark! A Sea Monster! (Oh, No, Just a Dying Whale)
All those strange sea monster sightings in days of yore? This may be the best explanation yet.
February 8, 2017 • by Alexander Deedy • 850 words / 4 mins
Mexican Fishing Bats
In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mystery of a bat that makes its living at sea.
Jul 25, 2017 • by Edward Roqueta • 6 min video
The Oral History of Toothless Whales
Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.
August 29, 2017 • by Jennifer S. Holland • 2,600 words / 13 mins
Death of a Modern Wolf
Once feared, vilified, and exterminated, the wolves of Vancouver Island face an entirely different threat: our fascination, our presence, and our selfies.
October 17, 2017 • by J. B. MacKinnon • 4,300 words / 22 mins
Kelly, the Sassy Dolphin
What can one brash dolphin teach us about personality?
October 2, 2018 • by Rose Eveleth • 4,400 words / 22 mins
The Symbolic Seashell
Collecting seashells is as old as humanity. What we do with them can reveal who we are, where we’re from, and what we believe.
October 22, 2019 • by Krista Langlois • 3,300 words / 17 mins
The Quest for a Floating Utopia
Can casting away from established society to inhabit sea-based colonies save us from the problems of modern life—or are we bound to repeat our mistakes?
April 6, 2021 • by Boyce Upholt • 6,200 words / 31 mins
The Gull Next Door
Your obnoxious neighbor or just a misunderstood, displaced seabird?
June 22, 2021 • by Sarah Keartes • 3,300 words / 17 mins
Plight of the Pajarada
In Patagonia, seabirds and artisanal hake fishers have a long-established relationship. Industrial fishers, not so much—and it’s not good for the birds.
August 10, 2021 • by Katrina Pyne and Jude Isabella • 8 min 50 secs
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