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    Why Snakes Are Disappearing From Southeast Asia’s Largest Lake

    Why Snakes Are Disappearing From Southeast Asia’s Largest Lake

    Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most biodiverse bodies of water on Earth. Zeb Hogan, a biologist and National Geographic Explorer, is examining how fishing in Tonle Sap is affecting aquatic life. Fish stocks in the lake have dramatically declined over recent decades. Large-scale commercial fishing is regulated by the government, although not effectively. Hundreds of thousands of fishermen operate on the lake. As large, valuable species such as giant catfish disappear from overfishing, fishermen target smaller species.
    Scientists React to Bizarre Deep-Sea Fish

    Scientists React to Bizarre Deep-Sea Fish

    Scientists on the Nautilus team ran into a mysterious creature on a recent expedition in Hawaii. The strange fish was found nearly a mile beneath the surface. The colour commentary from the scientists is priceless. The fish is called a gulper eel. Its pouch-like mouth can inflate to swallow very large prey. This is a particularly young eel; adults can be up to one metre (three feet) long.

    Inside the Chaotic World of Whale Shark Tourism

    In the Philippines, whale shark tourism is a booming business. But questions have arisen about how this activity could harm the animals.

    How Killer Whales Went from Hated, to Adored, to Endangered

    The more we’ve learned about orcas, the more we love them. But can they survive the dramatic changes to their world?