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Christmas Tree Worms

Christmas Tree Worms

Under a flaming sky, crimson and azure blended to form the endless undulations of the Coral Sea. As the dawn grew brighter, the crimson rippled into scarlet, and the scarlet faded into orange....

Covers, November 2021

Covers, November 2021

Christmas tree worms. Photo © Tim Gurney/Dreamstime.com Dall sheep. Photo © Twildlife/Dreamstime.com

Coelacanth Conspiracy: Case Closed!

Coelacanth Conspiracy: Case Closed!

On the morning of December 23,1938, Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer was busy mounting a new exhibit for the museum where she served as curator in the port city of East London, South Africa. Her work was...

Tropical Terror

Tropical Terror

What strikes with the force of a bullet, can shatter aquarium glass, has a painted shell to rival the most beautiful peacock, and sees even more colors than we do? Mantis Shrimp near Nusa Kode...

The Life of a Striped Bass

The Life of a Striped Bass

Each year usually starting in April, large schools of striped bass (also called “stripers,” “rockfish,” and a few other names) make their way north along the coast. Most make a journey of 500 miles...

A Clammy Introduction

A Clammy Introduction

Clams. Photo © Derek Yoder. The mud squirted up between my toes, like chocolate frosting squeezed from an icing bag. I only wished it smelled as good. As my feet sank into the sticky ooze, an ugly...