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The Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre, near the village Tadoussac in Quebec, is a whale-watching and research hotspot. Photo by Adrien Le Toux/Alamy Stock Photo

Quieting the Global Growl

6/14/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Amorina Kingdom. Underwater noise from ships has gotten louder, reshaping marine ecosystems and the lives of animals that depend on sounds to eat, mate, and navigate. Can ships ever pipe down? It’s late September, and autumn colors flush the forested slopes of Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains. Sun dapples the two-lane… SEE MORE

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Maine Tribal Fishermen Lead Eel Restoration Project

6/13/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Paul Molyneaux. On a cool May morning after Maine tribes have harvested their 21 percent of Maine’s 9,688-pound elver quota, Passamaquoddy fisherman Erik Francis empties his fyke nets and pours a little less than two ounces of elvers and glass eels into a bucket. “Both tides are in daylight right now,” he says. “So, they… SEE MORE

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Observing the Ocean

6/12/2024 by Param Bhatia

By The ocean is a big, ever-changing system. Fish are constantly moving around and weather conditions can change in an instant. This makes studying marine ecosystems challenging, but scientists have some innovative tools at their disposal to make it easier. Looking out at the Gulf of Maine, it may… SEE MORE

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Plate Tectonics Has a Surprise Silver Lining

6/11/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Robin George Andrews. Without this restless geologic process, which triggers destructive earthquakes, Earth would not be habitable. I IMAGINE THAT EXCEEDINGLY FEW people like to be unexpectedly jostled about by an earthquake. Whether you’re in an area known to be frequented by modestly powerful temblors, or whether you’re chilling out… SEE MORE

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