Tagging, once considered vandalism, has gained cachet and economic value in the art world.
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In the last decade, some graffiti writers have moved from outlaw taggers to sought-after artists.
Living in cities filled with tags may make us feel less safe. But tags don’t mean crime and gangs. The real reasons people tag buildings and bridges are to show off and create community.
Using new technology to answer questions about shark reproduction.
Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.
A blue shark in the Channel Islands off California.
You won’t see a blue shark near the beach, but thanks to 50 years of tagging data, scientists are learning about their wide-ranging lives at sea.
Melbourne’s Hosier Lane: some see it as art, others think it’s vandalism.
Melbourne’s street art has an international reputation and may be a very valuable tourist attraction. But the city remains ambivalent about the activities that have created its ‘laneway galleries’.
Young Steller sea lions in Prince William Sound, Alaska. NMFS Permit 14336.
A decade ago, we set out to unravel deep ocean crime scenes we weren’t even sure existed. The crime? Endangered Steller sea lions were rapidly disappearing in parts of Alaska. Their numbers dropped by…