Pirates, Stowaways, Vigilantes: ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ Humanizes Crime on the High Seas
Reporter Ian Urbina spent years at sea reporting on maritime crime. His new book exposes the strange world that few on land ever experience.
Satellites Are Zeroing in on Poachers and Traffickers in the ‘Outlaw Ocean’
Some vessels use ocean rendezvous to exchange contraband, and even captive crew. But big data tools are finding new ways to track these activities from outer space.
Pirates Could Make a Comeback as Illegal Fishing Returns to Somalia's Coast
Tensions between local fishermen and unregulated foreign vessels are at a boiling point, leading officials to fear that desperate Somalis will soon launch a second pirate war that will be much deadlier than the first.
The World's Most Endangered Marine Mammal Might Have Just Got a Lifeline
New agreements show increased attention to the plight of the vaquita, but environmental organisations warn that the effort needs to be international.