Larry Pynn, Hakai Magazine

Larry Pynn

Hakai Magazine

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Past articles by Larry:

The Unexpected Winners from Sea Star Wasting Disease

The devastating outbreak cleared space in the ecosystem for previously uncompetitive sea stars to flourish. → Read More

Clam Digging through 3,500 Years of Indigenous History

Newly dated clam gardens show the technology is much older than previously thought. → Read More

A Record-Breaking Dive by a Hungry Killer Whale

Killer whales go to extraordinary depths to pilfer a meal. → Read More

A New Vaccine Protects Albatross Chicks

Avian cholera is a scourge on albatross chicks, but a field trial of a new vaccine led to a dramatic increase in survival. → Read More

What Do Killer Whales Do at Night?

An ongoing tracking study seeks to understand what killer whales do under the cover of darkness. → Read More

Climate change is interfering with internal clocks of birds, and humans should take heed

When birds sing outside your window at dawn, they're responding to internal clocks set to daily and annual rhythms. But what happens when climate change interferes with these clocks, putting the survival of species, potentially even humans, at risk? → Read More

Study looks at genetic differences in threatened western rattlesnake in B.C.

When a threatened western rattlesnake shows up on your back door step in semi-arid B.C., the last thing on your mind is the unique genetics of the creature. → Read More

Oceanic birds can smell what the ocean is cooking kilometres away, says U.S. research scientist

The birds themselves can smell strongly, too, which is thought to help detect one’s mate or parent. → Read More

Risky rescues disentangle the ocean's giants from fishing gear

Paul Cottrell has the difficult, and risky, job of rescuing whales tangled up in fishing nets and lines on the B.C. Coast → Read More

Seattle mayor pressures Premier Horgan for 'immediate halt' to logging near Canada-U.S. border

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has written Premier John Horgan to express "grave concern" over logging in a critical watershed near the B.C. border → Read More

Sky's the Limit: Flying with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and fighting the G-Monster

It’s 2 p.m., and Lt. Andre Webb of the elite U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerobatic team taxies his F/A-18 Hornet onto the searing-hot runway at Abbotsford International Airport. → Read More

Flying With John: My unexpected seven-hour chat with the Premier of B.C.

John Horgan looked up at me. I looked down at him. And I suspect we both muttered “damn” under our breaths. → Read More

Metro Vancouver braces for 'extreme' impact of white nose syndrome on bats

Researchers are studying bats in B.C. for signs of white nose syndrome, a disease that has been destroying colonies across North America. → Read More

Metro Vancouver braces for 'extreme' impact of white noise syndrome on bats

Researchers are studying bats in B.C. for signs of white nose syndrome, a disease that has been destroying colonies across North America. → Read More

Knitters make socks for homeless moving into modular housing building

Volunteer knitters from Vancouver and as far away as Smithers in the Interior and even Seattle in the U.S. have donated 52 pairs of socks, one for every homeless person moving into a temporary modular housing building on Kaslo Street in Vancouver. → Read More

Research shows that wolverines and winter backcountry recreation don't mix

Wolverines may have a reputation for ferocity, but when it comes to winter backcountry recreation they prefer flight over fight. South of the Canada-U.S. → Read More

SFU research fellow attacks 'Shark Week' for lack of conservation message

Nobody takes a bigger bite out of Shark Week than David Shiffman. → Read More

Natural versus artificial reefs: each benefits marine life differently on B.C. coast

TORONTO — New research shows that the debate over artificial versus natural reefs on the B.C. coast has ended in something of a stalemate. → Read More

Industry and conservationists square off over B.C.'s Howe Sound

In some parts of the world, the island-studded fiord called Howe Sound would have been locked up as a national park long ago, given its astounding natural beauty on the edge of a metropolis of more than 2.5-million people. → Read More

Bird lovers flock to Vancouver for summer festival

Thousands of scientists and general bird lovers will descend on the city Aug. 19-26 for the International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival. Visit and for more information. → Read More