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Sold Down the River

Freshwater habitats around the world are becoming less and less hospitable to wildlife

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Deep Trouble

Adaptations to deepwater living make the fishes of the deep sea particularly vulnerable to overfishing.


The Blob

An Internet guide to the jellyfish population explosion

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Fish Out of Water

Human ailments as varied as hernias, hiccups, and choking are a legacy of our “fishy” ancestry.

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No Taming the Shrew

Good thing for us it’s small, because this predator gives no quarter to its quarry.


Stormy Weather

An Internet guide to extreme weather

Voracious Evolution

Discoveries of more complete remains of cartilagenous fishes have shed new light on the prehistory of sharks and their relatives.


A Legacy on the Chesapeake Bay



An Internet guide to tracking and tagging the animal world

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