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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 ...
November 23, 2015
Nestle confirms labor abuse among its Thai seafood suppliers
Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends ...
November 08, 2015
Rarely seen blue whale carcass washes ashore near beach
A 78-foot long dead blue whale weighing over 100 tons washed ashore this week north of Gold Beach. The Register-Guard reports ...
November 06, 2015
Questions, answers about toxic West Coast crabs
A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has led officials to halt recreational shellfishing ...
November 05, 2015
Scientists tinker with evolution to save Hawaii coral reefs
Scientists at a research center on Hawaii's Coconut Island have embarked on an experiment to grow "super coral" that they ...
October 29, 2015
Scientists: Warming ocean factor in collapse of cod fishery
The rapid warming of waters off New England is a key factor in the collapse of the region's cod fishery, and changes to the ...
October 22, 2015
Biologists fly drone to track health of endangered orcas
Federal biologists flying a drone have taken thousands of rich images of endangered Puget Sound orcas showing the whales are ...
October 08, 2015
Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii
Humpback whales were spotted in the waters off Hawaii for the first time this season, leading officials to warn ships and ...
October 02, 2015
Correction: Coral Bleaching story
In a story Sept. 11 about coral bleaching, The Associated Press reported erroneously the geographic location of mostly ...
September 29, 2015
Researchers discover new tiny organism, name it for Wyeths
A team of researchers has discovered a new species of a microscopic organism known for its ability to survive extreme ...
September 28, 2015
Georgia Aquarium loses legal battle over beluga whales
The Georgia Aquarium has lost a legal battle to import 18 beluga whales from Russia, a federal judge ruled Monday.
September 26, 2015
Advocates: Oyster farming may hurt threatened shorebirds
Environmentalists and coastal researchers say New Jersey's efforts to establish commercial oyster farms in shallow coastal ...
September 08, 2015
Scientists link oil exposure to reduced survival of fish
Federal scientists have determined that extremely low levels of crude oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez caused heart problems ...
September 08, 2015
Baby is born to endangered killer whale pod off Washington
Scientists say a baby has been born to an endangered group of killer whales off Washington state, marking the fifth birth ...
September 03, 2015
Amateur paleontologist finds rare fossil of fish in Arizona
Growing up, Stephanie Leco often would dig in her backyard and imagine finding fossils of a tyrannosaurus rex. She was ...