Shanna Baker’s Contributions:
With Old Traditions and New Tech, Young Inuit Chart Their Changing Landscape
For generations, hunting, and the deep connection to the land it creates, has been a mainstay of Inuit culture. As the coastline changes—reshaping the marine landscape and jeopardizing the hunt—Inuit youth are charting ways to preserve the hunt, and their identity.
Aug 30, 2022 | 5,300 words, about 26 minutes
Where Camels Take to the Sea
In Gujarat, India, a special breed of camel is not constrained by land—but cannot escape the many forces of change.
Sep 22, 2020 | 6,900 words, about 35 minutes
Coastal Job: Stand-up Paddleboarder
A meditative pastime for many, stand-up paddleboarding is also a lesser-known career path for elite athletes.
Apr 26, 2019 | 700 words, about 3 minutes
The Spiritual Shell Money of Papua New Guinea
Photographer Claudio Sieber documents how the traditional practice of using shell money continues to thrive among the Tolai people.
Mar 19, 2019 | 1,600 words, 14 photos and videos
Coastal Job: Sea Lion Disentanglement Expert
Wendy Szaniszlo tackles the pervasive problem of sea lion entanglement.
Nov 30, 2018 | 700 words, about 3 minutes
Coastal Job: Experimental Archaeologist
Richard Schweitzer contributes to the field of archaeology by re-creating and testing artifacts in the real world.
Aug 31, 2018 | 450 words, about 2 minutes
The Future of Castro’s Crocs
As a breeding facility works to retain a pure lineage of the Cuban crocodile, out in the wild the division between species is getting murkier all the time.
Jun 19, 2018 | 3,300 words, about 17 minutes
A story in pictures about an iconic and culturally important ecosystem in evolution.
Apr 24, 2018 | 950 words, 21 photos
The Race That Saved the Fogo Island Punt
A community event in this storied Atlantic Coast outport helped restore a wooden boat from relic to relevant.
Dec 20, 2017 | 1,600 words, about 8 minutes
Pollution and the Rise of the Orange Marsh Zombies
Why New England’s amphipods are turning into the scuttling undead.
Oct 23, 2017 | 700 words, about 3 minutes
Guardians of the Coast
It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but British Columbia’s coastal First Nations are joining forces to safeguard the coast.
Sep 5, 2017 | 2,000 words, about 10 minutes
Kissing Bergs and Dancing the Innu Shuffle
Reflections from a journey spanning St. John’s to Nain on Canada’s east coast.
Jul 31, 2017 | 1,000 words, 24 photos
Journey into the Plastisphere
Plastic marine debris is one of the world’s newest ecosystems, and scientists have just begun to understand how microbes are settling into their new island homes.
Mar 29, 2017 | 1,600 words, about 8 minutes
Bif! Blam! Whack! Boom! When giant Australian cuttlefish convene to mate, males usually rely on visual displays to intimidate one another—but sometimes, things can get rough.
Mar 6, 2017 | 34-panel comic
Saving Birds from Oil Spills
Some sources insist that most birds affected by an oil spill will die prematurely, even if they’ve been carefully cleaned. Two experts weigh in on why the effort of treating oiled animals is still worthwhile.
Nov 8, 2016 | 3,700 words, about 18 minutes
The Secret World of Bog
Photos of a lesser-known ecosystem, from British Columbia’s outer coast.
Sep 19, 2016 | 900 words, 19 photos
Book Review: Water
A visual meditation on water’s power to sculpt the earth.
Jul 11, 2016 | 450 words, about 2 minutes
In the Northern Territory of Australia, policymakers and biologists managed the impossible—making the benefits of living with a booming population of deadly crocodiles outweigh the risks. But when two apex predators must share coastal resources, there’s bound to be conflict.
Apr 28, 2016 | 7,000 words, about 35 minutes
The Big (Coastal) Squeeze
Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta shoreline is at risk of getting squeezed out.
Apr 25, 2016 | 1,600 words, 19 photos
The Art of Bones
Reconstructing a blue whale skeleton is an art form—so is keeping it clean.
Mar 4, 2016 | 1,400 words, about 7 minutes
Counting the Invisible Fish
Scientists don’t need to see a fish to know it’s there.
Dec 9, 2015 | 3 min 30 sec
Book Review: Plankton
A phantasmagoria of aquatic drifters, up close.
Dec 4, 2015 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
New Wave in Art
Profiles of five artists who find creative inspiration in beach debris.
Apr 22, 2015 | 1,200 words, about 6 minutes