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May 19, 2016
Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite
New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most ...
May 16, 2016
Record-holding symphony bassist, 87, collapses onstage, dies
Jane Little, an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist whose career spanned a world-record 71 years with a single orchestra, has ...
May 10, 2016
Scientists: Mussels, without noses, use smell to find homes
Mussels don't have noses, but two Maine scientists believe the dark shellfish rely on smells when choosing where to set up ...
May 07, 2016
Starfish babies return in droves following massive die-off
Droves of baby starfish are returning to Oregon and Northern California's shores after a wasting disease decimated whole ...
May 03, 2016
More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef
Seawater — increasingly acidic due to global warming — is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper ...
April 20, 2016
Orca tagging stops after dead whale found with fragments
Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state's Puget Sound after a dead ...
April 04, 2016
Scientists bemoan SeaWorld decision to stop breeding orcas
There's one last orca birth to come at SeaWorld, and it will probably be the last chance for research biologist Dawn Noren ...
March 29, 2016
Endangered Puget Sound orcas to get personal health records
The killer whales that spend time in the inland waters of Washington state already are tagged and tracked, photographed and ...
March 11, 2016
APNewsBreak: Feds seek rules for swims with Hawaii dolphins
Allison Alterman likes to swim in the ocean for exercise near her home on Hawaii's Big Island. Sometimes her swimming group ...
March 10, 2016
Maine wholesaler acquires rare four-clawed lobster
A Portland seafood wholesaler has acquired a lobster that will never see the dinner table despite having double the usual ...
March 02, 2016
Probation for Marine biologist who got too close to otters
A prominent California marine biologist on probation for feeding killer whales in the wild was ordered Wednesday to serve an ...
February 25, 2016
Colorful baby lobster photo wins award for Maine biologist
A University of Maine graduate student's picture of a colorful tiny larval lobster has won a National Science Foundation ...
February 17, 2016
Study shows beluga whales dive to great depth to catch cod
Beluga whales off Alaska's northern coast target Arctic cod and will dive to great depths to reach them, according to data ...
February 13, 2016
Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals
A review of more than 900 marine mammals hunted, stranded or captured for research along Alaska's coast has found toxins from ...
February 08, 2016
Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish
Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration ...
December 17, 2015
Study: Rising lake temperatures may worsen algae blooms
Some of the world's biggest temperature jumps are happening in lakes — an ominous sign that suggests problems such as harmful ...
December 17, 2015
Another baby: 8th endangered orca spotted in Puget Sound
Whale researchers are celebrating the birth of another baby orca in Puget Sound, the first time in decades the population has ...
December 05, 2015
Study: Boaters can help orcas by slowing down
A new University of Washington study of underwater noise finds that killer whales are bothered more by a fast boat than a ...
November 30, 2015
Japanese whaling fleet set to leave for Antarctic
Japan's whaling fleet will leave Tuesday for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, the government said, despite ...
November 26, 2015
Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean
Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported — a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning ...