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Stories with subject: Oceans
  • Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:52 pm

    HONOLULU - For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday after sewage from a treatment plant was discharged into the ocean.

  • Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:52 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.

  • Loggerhead sea turtles returning to the ocean 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:04 am

    JUNO BEACH, Florida - Biologists are returning two loggerhead sea turtles to the ocean after nursing them back to health.

  • Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in San Francisco story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 9:22 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Far away from California's coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, buckets, buoys, laundry baskets and unidentifiable pieces of plastic that floated past the Ocean Starr, a ship carrying a team of scientists and volunteers gathering data on plastic garbage.

  • URI Graduate School of Oceanography sets sights on Cuba 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 10:28 am

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography is talking with members of the Cuban marine science community about academic and research opportunities.

  • Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said.

  • The Latest: Officials: Still interest in Gulf of Mexico oil 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 6:44 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest on the federal oil lease sale Wednesday in the western Gulf of Mexico, off the Texas coast (all times local).

  • Oil lease sale western Gulf's lowest ever in bids, money 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 6:43 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The smallest oil lease sale ever in the western Gulf of Mexico and one of the smallest in the entire Gulf brought only five bidders Wednesday, with low oil prices limiting interest in the prospects. Most seats in a Superdome meeting room were empty as a federal energy official read the 33 bids for tracts off the Texas coast.

  • Lobster population is shifting north; ocean warming blamed story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:33 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches - a geographic shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean.

  • Sea burials: A soothing goodbye for grieving families 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 10:02 am

    LONGVIEW, Washington - Every year on their son's birthday, Dianna and Dennis Cleven drop a bouquet of flowers in the nearest river that flows into the Pacific Ocean.

  • Feds allow Shell to drill for oil in Arctic Ocean off Alaska story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:41 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The federal government on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell the final permit it needs to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's northwest coast for the first time in more than two decades.

  • Feds seek to dismiss lawsuit against ocean blasting research 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:28 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The federal government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought by New Jersey environmental officials against a research project that blasts the ocean floor with sound waves, mainly because the project is already finished.

  • As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 12:43 am

    VEDARANYAM, India - On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds.

  • Private submarine used in proposed Gulf sanctuary expansion 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 9:14 am

    GALVESTON, Texas - The crew of a private submarine has gathered data at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary as government officials consider expanding the site off the Texas coast.

  • The longest ride: Duke Kahanamoku's epic mile-long wave ride 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 8:09 am

    HONOLULU - On a big day, the waves at Castle's break so far off Waikiki that surfers call the spot Steamer Lane because they have to wait near the shipping channel.

  • Pacific search called off for pilot of experimental plane 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 11:25 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Coast Guard in Northern California says it has found debris from an experimental aircraft that plummeted into the Pacific, but it has ended the search for the pilot who was apparently unconscious before it crashed.

  • Gulf eats away at coast outside levee-protected New Orleans story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:35 pm

    DELACROIX, Louisiana - Rocky Morales is watching his small Louisiana town of Delacroix slowly melt into the water. The woods where he played hide-and-seek as a boy are gone. It's all water and mud back there now. So, too, is the nearby marsh where townsfolk once trapped for muskrat, otter and mink.

  • Oceanic junk ranges from Legos to suspected jet wreckage story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 11:05 am

    NEW DELHI - For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally being spit out onto the sand. In Bangladesh, fishermen are haunted by floating corpses that the Bay of Bengal sometimes puts in their path.

  • $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:11 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill.

  • $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 4:12 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill.

  • Correction: Caribbean-Seaweed Invasion story story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:41 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - In a story Aug. 9 about the Caribbean's seaweed invasion, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the size of the Sargasso Sea in square kilometers. It is about 2 million square miles, which is approximately 5 million square kilometers.

  • Federal appeals court hears arguments on polar bear habitat 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 6:34 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal plan designating a huge swath of the U.S. Arctic as critical polar bear habitat should be upheld over the objections of the state of Alaska, petroleum industry groups and communities along Alaska's north coast, a Justice Department lawyer told an appeals court Tuesday.

  • Coast Guard rescues 2 from fishing vessel 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 5:32 pm

    OCEAN SHORES, Washington - The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people after their 42-foot commercial fishing vessel ran aground near Ocean Shores, on Washington's outer coast.

  • Pennsylvania man dies while swimming on NC shore 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 8:41 am

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH, North Carolina - An elderly Pennsylvania man has drowned while swimming on the North Carolina coast.

  • Resort of Myrtle Beach taking up offshore drilling issue 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 2:28 pm

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Myrtle Beach, the resort that is the heart of the state's $18 billion tourism industry, is the latest South Carolina community to consider a resolution opposing offshore seismic testing and drilling for oil and natural gas.