Jess Mackie’s Contributions:
How to Stop Worrying and Love Farmed Fish
On aquaculture’s image problem and the people who want you to embrace the fish of the future.
Aug 24, 2020 | 4,800 words, about 24 minutes
Baiting and Abetting
Scientists have found dozens of marine mammals firmly tied to fish aggregators in Ecuador, suggesting fishers are using the animals as bait.
Aug 10, 2020 | 700 words, about 3 minutes
The Productive Power of Poop
Referred to in polite company as a “marine subsidy,” otter feces are a key fertilizer on small islands.
May 15, 2020 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
Did Restricting Fishers’ Lines Hurt Their Bottom Line?
Depends on who you ask.
Mar 12, 2020 | 750 words, about 3 minutes
For Older Alligators, Mercury Is in Retrograde
Mercury contamination in American alligators fades with age, and scientists aren’t sure why.
Feb 13, 2020 | 600 words, about 3 minutes
Coastal Job: Exhibit Designer and an Octopus’s Toymaker
Adam Nelson’s work description includes making custom playthings for a prized octopus.
Dec 23, 2019 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
Nightmares from the Sea
Because cannibalism and monsters make good bedtime stories.
Oct 31, 2019 | 1,600 words, about 8 minutes
Japan Has an Illegal Seafood Problem
Japan’s loose fisheries laws make it a destination for illegal, unreported, and unregulated seafood.
Oct 18, 2019 | 950 words, about 4 minutes
Clandestine Fish Handoffs
Undocumented ship-to-ship transfers funnel illegal, unreported, and unregulated fish to market. It’s probably worse than we thought.
Sep 26, 2019 | 750 words, about 3 minutes
Acid and Coke: A Dangerous Combo for Marine Life
For sea urchins, ocean acidification magnifies the toxicity of cocaine.
Sep 18, 2019 | 600 words, about 3 minutes
An Alaskan Voyage to Track Ocean Acidification
More than a year transiting the same route reveals unexpected differences in acidification.
Aug 19, 2019 | 1,200 words, about 6 minutes
Salal’s Worrisome Die-Off
This ubiquitous shrub of the Pacific Northwest is dying—and the impact could be catastrophic.
Aug 1, 2019 | 1,300 words, about 7 minutes
Cities Acidify the Water Next Door
Coastal communities have a stronger effect on local ocean acidification than previously believed.
Jul 25, 2019 | 600 words, about 3 minutes