Reporting from the Last Untamed Frontier

The oceans supply 50 percent of the air we breathe. They are a workplace to more than 50 million people.

And yet, the journalism about this sprawling and vital place is a rarity.


  1. How the High-seas Are Both a Dystopian Netherworld and a Place of Impossible Wonder

  2. Beyond Spills, Intentional Dumping of Oils Fouls the World’s Oceans

  3. How a Third of All Fish Caught in the Ocean Is Turned Into Something That No One Eats

  4. How the High Seas Became a Renegades’ Refuge, from Libertarian Micronations to Floating Abortion Clinics

  5. Slavery Is Not Gone, It Has Just Moved Out to Sea

  6. Illegal Fishing Fleets Generate $10 Billion in Annual Sales

  7. Is Deadliest Profession Also The Most Violent?

  8. How the Mystery of a Massacre at Sea Ultimately Led to a Conviction

  9. Critics Question the Climate Crisis Benefits of Deep Seabed Mining

  10. Saving the Planet While Ignoring Two Thirds of It

  11. The Worsening State of Seafarers

  12. From Capture to Culture

  13. Reining in the Outlaw Ocean

  14. Shell Companies in Fishing Industry Get New Attention

  15. Subsidizing China’s Fishing Fleet

  16. The Hidden Cost Behind the Explosion in Beirut

  17. The Animated Rendering of North Korean Fishermen

  18. The Somali 7 Investigation

  19. Lawless Ocean: The Link Between Human Rights Abuses and Overfishing

  20. Thailand’s Sea Slaves: Shackled, Whipped and Beheaded

  21. Ship of Horrors: Life and Death on the Lawless High Seas

  22. The Pint-Size Nation Off the English Coast

  23. Antarctica: A Place of Marvel

  24. Norway: Disaster Risk in the Arctic

  25. Indonesia: Violent Clashes

  26. Mexico: Abortion on the High Seas

  27. Somalia: Discord on the Horn of Africa

  28. Kenya: Illegal Cover Up

  29. Brazil: A Sea-Floor Battle

  30. England: The Magic Pipe

  31. Antarctica: The Hunt for Hunters

  32. ‘Sea Slaves’: The Human Misery that Feeds Pets and Livestock

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