As scientists track sharks and learn more about the ocean’s apex predators, a growing industry is selling shark-deterrent devices.

Sara Brown

Dandelions get no love; even its scientific name seems like a rebuke. And yet the hardy little weed is surprisingly useful: it provides an early food source for bees and nourishment for the soil.

Vanessa Czarnecki

Is our fascination with all things Jaws getting in the way of good science?

Sara Brown

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but once upon a time it burrowed beneath the surface of brackish ponds.

Vanessa Czarnecki

No, there aren’t any vineyards on Martha’s Vineyard. Nor are there any wineries. Many a tourist’s hopes have been dashed upon discovering this is not the Napa of the East. Still, there are plenty of wild grapes.

Vanessa Czarnecki

In the summer, volunteers on the Vineyard visit beaches under the light of the moon to count horseshoe crabs as they come ashore to spawn.

Sara Brown

A young gray seal – about three feet long and forty pounds – meandered its way around downtown Edgartown before New England Aquarium volunteers were able to guide it back to the sea.

Tom O'Hanlon

The Island is a welcome outpost for a multitude of migrating shorebirds, including six species that stay awhile to nest during the breeding season.

Lanny McDowell

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