Mongabay series: Oceans

Restoring seagrass under siege

You need a boogie board and a wetsuit to garden with Katharyn Boyer, a biology professor at San Francisco State University in California. They come in handy along the shorelines…

The lionfish invasion: A call to arms?

A battle is brewing in southeastern U.S. waters, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea: it’s the lionfish against all comers. With voracious appetites and virtually no predators, these…
A mother humpback and calf off the coast of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. Photo courtesy of NOAA

Whalesong, interrupted

rossbow in hand, Jo Marie Acebes strides the deck of the outrigger fishing boat she has refitted for tracking whales off the Philippines’ Babuyan Islands. She’s scanning for a target…
A mother humpback and calf off the coast of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. Photo courtesy of NOAA