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The Shark Wrangler

That 15-foot-long tiger shark need wrestling? Leave it to the pros

You probably aren't going to tango with a tiger shark anytime soon -- but David Shiffman does it on a weekly basis, for science.

Climate & Energy

Making the connections on tar-sands pollution, racism, and sexism

Melina Laboucan-Massimo is leading the fight against tar-sands development in Canada -- and for the rights of indigenous women.

The Novices

These first-time fishermen know all the best (and worst) parts of fishing

Andrew and Sophie never planned to be commercial fishermen -- but they tried it for a summer. Here's what they learned.

The Ambassador

Sweden’s oceans ambassador fights for a sustainable blue economy

Lisa Emelia Svensson wants to figure out the value of the seas.

The Scientist

What is so great about whales? This scientist says it’s their poop

Asha de Vos studies how the blue whales of Sri Lanka, threatened by a booming shipping industry, help feed an ecosystem from the bottom up.

The Farmer

How to feed the world, with a little kelp from our friends (the oceans)

Paul Dobbins' farm needs no pesticides, fertilizer, land, or water — we just have to learn to love seaweed.

The Survivor

This surfer is committed to saving sharks — even though he lost his leg to one of them

Mike Coots lost his leg in a shark attack. Then he joined the group Shark Attack Survivors for Shark Conservation, and started fighting to save SHARKS from US.

The Teacher

This scuba diver wants everyone — black, white, or brown — to feel at home in the ocean

Kramer Wimberley knows what it's like to feel unwelcome in the water. As a dive instructor and ocean-lover, he tries to make sure no one else does.

The Chef

This chef built her reputation on seafood. How’s she feeling about the ocean now?

Seattle chef Renee Erickson weighs in on the world's changing waters, and how they might change her menu.