The Longform Guide to Sea Creatures
Keiko, Nessie, and giant squids: a collection of picks on animals from the deep.
The Squid Hunter
An obsessive marine biologist gambles his savings, family, and sanity on a quest to be the first to capture a live giant squid.
Consider the Lobster
A trip to a lobster festival leads to an examination of the culinary and ethical dimensions of cooking a live, possibly sentient, creature.
Death of a Giant
Stalking the disappearing bluefin tuna, the world’s most valuable wild animal.
Loch Ness Memoir
A trip to Scotland and an investigation of enduring belief.
On the mysterious and moderately intelligent giant Pacific octopus.
A profile of a celebrity whale.
In 1992, a Chinese freighter tipped violently in a storm dumping a load of plastic floating infant toys—7,200 red beavers, 7,200 green frogs, 7,200 blue turtles, and 7,200 yellow ducks—to the open sea. This is their story.
The Killer in the Pool
In February 2010, a killer whale named Tilikum dragged his SeaWorld trainer into the pool and drowned her. It was the third time the orca had been involved in a death during his 27 years in captivity. This is his story.
The story of the loneliest whale in the world.