Vanessa Minke-Martin’s Contributions:
In Graphic Detail: Choked Off
Ships around the world deal with the same kind of aggravation as commuters on terra firma—dreaded choke points where traffic comes to a standstill.
Sep 23, 2022 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
In Graphic Detail: No Coastline Left Untouched
Human activities on land and in the ocean are degrading shorelines around the world. No coastal region is entirely free from our influence.
Aug 19, 2022 | 400 words, about 2 minutes
In Graphic Detail: The Rise of the Shipping Container
Globalization and China’s emergence as a manufacturing giant turned this US innovation into the shipping industry’s ubiquitous workhorse.
Jun 17, 2022 | 700 words, about 3 minutes
The Hail Mary Hatcheries
As wildfires, droughts, and floods deal a blow to coastal habitats, wild salmon are disappearing from waterways like California’s Russian River. Can conservation hatcheries save endangered runs?
Jun 2, 2022 | 5,300 words, about 27 minutes
In Graphic Detail: The Right Whales Aren’t All Right
But the news isn’t all bad.
Apr 22, 2022 | 450 words, about 2 minutes
In Graphic Detail: Solving Tuna’s Dolphin By-catch Problem
The number of dolphins drowning in nets set for yellowfin in the eastern Pacific has plummeted more than 99 percent, but there’s a hitch.
Mar 18, 2022 | 250 words, a quick read
Coastal Job: Sea Ice Corer
This sea ice scientist tracks methane in a changing Arctic Ocean.
Dec 3, 2021 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
RoboCop Sets Sail
A new generation of autonomous vessels is looking to catch illegal fishers in the act.
Nov 18, 2020 | 1,200 words, about 6 minutes
The Long, Expensive Fight for First Nations’ Fishing Rights
The controversy surrounding the Mi’kmaw moderate livelihood fishery suggests a lack of understanding of First Nations’ fishing rights. So what are those rights, exactly?
Oct 23, 2020 | 2,300 words, about 11 minutes
Mi’kmaw Fishery Dispute Is Not About Conservation, Scientists Say
Twenty-one years after Canada’s Supreme Court affirmed their right to fish for a moderate livelihood, Mi’kmaq nations are launching their own fisheries—and commercial fishermen are pushing back.
Oct 9, 2020 | 2,000 words, about 10 minutes
Coastal Job: Whale Snot Collector
For this marine mammal biologist, whale snot says a lot.
Sep 25, 2020 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
Salmon Subsidies Get Tossed Aside
New research suggests carcass subsidies are not a long-term solution to Pacific salmon population declines.
Sep 10, 2020 | 700 words, about 3 minutes