Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Claudia is a science journalist and editor. Her work focuses on marine science, the environment, and wildlife, particularly regarding how humans interact with the world around them.

The Accidental Slaughter of Millions of Seahorses

The Accidental Slaughter of Millions of Seahorses

For fishermen in Malaysia, accidentally catching a seahorse is like getting a cash bonus. They can sell one of these tiny, odd-looking fish at the dock in exchange for roughly enough cash to buy a pack of cigarettes.

It’s not quite as lucrative as hauling in a prize tuna, but a seahorse is worth enough that fishermen can remember each time they caught one—which helped University of California, Santa Barbara, researcher Julia Lawson discover that millions more seahorses may be caught annually than make it into official reports.

Read the rest of the story in Hakai Magazine

These May Be the Deepest Traces of Life on Earth

These May Be the Deepest Traces of Life on Earth

Cuttlefish masquerade by morphing their 3D skin

Cuttlefish masquerade by morphing their 3D skin