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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 ...
August 20, 2015
Study: Hunting for bigger fish, game isn't sustainable
Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of ...
August 19, 2015
Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs
Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu researchers are creating images of coral reefs that ...
August 12, 2015
Odd suckers: Octopus species that's weirdly social, romantic
The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature ...
August 04, 2015
Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight
California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars
July 22, 2015
Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies
The annual July tally of endangered orcas is complete, and researchers have counted 81 whales, including four babies born ...
July 09, 2015
Summer forecast for Lake Erie: Another big algae outbreak
Lake Erie will see one of the most severe toxic algae outbreaks in recent years this summer, a year after toxins contaminated ...
July 02, 2015
Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer
A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, ...
June 29, 2015
Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast
Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along on the coast of the Carolinas: It's ...
June 19, 2015
Japan aims to resume Antarctic whaling later this year
Japan says it plans to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later this year, even though the International Whaling Commission ...
June 12, 2015
States agree to cut pollutants behind Lake Erie algae
Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that ...
June 01, 2015
House passes bill to add 'flexibility' to fishing law
Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Monday approved a bill to give regional fisheries ...
May 19, 2015
3rd dead whale washes ashore in San Francisco Bay Area beach
A dead whale was found on a beach south of San Francisco on Tuesday, the same day two other dead whales that washed up weeks ...