Trapped Between Pavement and the Pacific

The quest to save a pack of nature’s misfits with bacon, strawberry jam, and a poop-sniffing rescue dog.

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Nov 10, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,500 words)

The Island That Humans Can’t Conquer

“A faraway island in Alaska has had its share of visitors, but none can remain for long on its shores.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Oct 6, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,600 words)

Where Camels Take to the Sea

“In Gujarat, India, a special breed of camel is not constrained by land—but it cannot escape the many forces of change.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Sep 22, 2020
Length: 27 minutes (6,900 words)

Sharing Food, Building Resilience

“If someone wants to know how a community is doing, the response, Larson explains, could be, ‘Well, how many times did people share food with each other here?’ Each community’s constellation of shared food, labor, and equipment, like nets or boats, is unique and reveals different levels of interconnection and community cohesion.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Aug 4, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,939 words)

The Oddball Dolphin of Dingle

“Living solo for decades in an Irish harbor, a dolphin named Fungie has taught us something about solitary cetaceans—maybe they prefer to be alone.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Jul 14, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,900 words)

On Knowing the Winged Whale

Are humpback whales the Justice League of the oceans?

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Jul 7, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,300 words)

The Wonderful, Transcendent Life of an Odd-Nosed Monkey

“The island of Borneo is the only home of the proboscis monkey, an endangered primate that is surprisingly resilient.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Apr 20, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,500 words)

Scotland’s Seaweed Showdown

The fight over a proposal to harvest kelp on an industrial level off the Scottish coast is about the survival of rich ecosystems we don’t know enough about — and the survival of local identity.

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Mar 17, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,241 words)

Catch Me If You Can: The Global Pursuit of a Fugitive Ship

“The tale of a notorious fishing vessel shows just how difficult combating illegal activity at sea can be.”

Author: Sarah Tory
Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Mar 3, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,600 words)

The Fight Over a Shitty Rock

Literally, it’s covered in guano. And what happens to it could dictate maritime laws and fishing rights worldwide.

Author: Greg Noone
Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,253 words)