- Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protect Updated: May-30-16 12:15 pm
CHATHAM, Massachusetts - From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions of beachgoers this summer.
- Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill Updated: May-30-16 10:02 am
NEW ORLEANS - Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what's being called the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever.
- Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's north Updated: May-30-16 9:37 am
SYDNEY - Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday.
- Lake Superior State celebrating 30 years of salmon releases Updated: May-29-16 5:02 pm
SAULT STE. MARIE, Michigan - The Aquatic Research Laboratory at Lake Superior State University is celebrating three decades of raising and releasing Atlantic salmon in the St. Marys River.
- Dead gray whale submerged for scientific study Updated: May-28-16 4:37 pm
PORT ANGELES, Washington - A juvenile gray whale found dead near Seattle earlier this month has been submerged off Indian Island so natural predators will clean the massive carcass and provide an educational tool for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.
- Scientists find minivan-sized sponge, world's largest Updated: May-27-16 8:07 pm
HONOLULU - Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty big.
- Study: Barges can pull small fish through electric barriers Updated: May-26-16 1:43 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A federal study says small fish can be trapped in water currents created by commercial barges and pulled through electric barriers designed to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
- 20-foot-long whale washes ashore in Rhode Island Updated: May-25-16 11:40 am
MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island - A 20-foot-long minke whale has washed ashore at the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.
- National Science Foundation boosts electric fish research Updated: May-24-16 11:26 am
- 4 groups get state money for lobster research, education Updated: May-24-16 12:34 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's marine resources department is providing grant funding to four organizations for research and education involving lobsters.
- Peru declares emergency over mercury contamination Updated: May-23-16 6:42 pm
LIMA, Peru - Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining.
- Researchers think eagles could help track toxin in nature Updated: May-22-16 2:58 pm
MONROE, Michigan - Researchers who band baby eagles in Michigan are hoping blood samples analyzed for signs of cancer-causing DDT and PCBs, as well as lead, mercury and common pesticides will eventually also help monitor for the toxin microcystin.
- Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite Updated: May-19-16 10:01 pm
HONOLULU - New research released Thursday shows tiger sharks naturally favor waters near Maui that are close to some of Hawaii's most popular beaches for humans.
- Entangled humpback whale freed off Gloucester's coast Updated: May-19-16 7:10 am
GLOUCESTER, Massachusetts - Rescue crews from the Center of Coastal Studies successfully freed a humpback whale that was entangled in fishing line attached to a buoy off the coast of Gloucester.
- Fish pathogen detected at 2 hatcheries in Larimer County Updated: May-18-16 1:33 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - The bacteria that cause the disease that led to the destruction of fish at two hatcheries in western Colorado have been detected at two facilities in Larimer County.
- Record-holding symphony bassist, 87, collapses onstage, dies Updated: May-16-16 8:48 pm
ATLANTA - Jane Little, an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bassist whose career spanned a world-record 71 years with a single orchestra, has died at age 87 after collapsing onstage during a performance.
- Study shows anglers aren't over-fishing Lake Oahe walleye Updated: May-16-16 10:19 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A multi-year study of walleye in the popular Lake Oahe fishery in the Dakotas is showing that anglers are not over-fishing the resource.
- Exam: Gray whale found dead in Seattle had air in chest Updated: May-13-16 7:09 pm
SEATTLE - A juvenile gray whale found dead in Seattle's Elliott Bay over the weekend had air in its chest cavity that likely prevented it from diving for food, according to exam results released Friday.
- Woods Hole's lab to play role in Microbiome Center Updated: May-13-16 12:19 pm
FALMOUTH, Massachusetts - The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole is working with the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy on a new project called The Microbiome Center.
- Scientist: Dolphins, turtles suffering, we are next Updated: May-12-16 7:09 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Dolphins and sea turtles are sounding the alarm, but Moby Solangi wonders if we are listening.
- Dolphin trapped for 3 weeks herded out of Mississippi bayou Updated: May-11-16 6:51 am
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi - Employees of three Mississippi marine agencies have herded a dolphin trapped for three weeks in Simmons Bayou back into the Mississippi Sound.
- Scientists: Mussels, without noses, use smell to find homes Updated: May-10-16 9:32 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Mussels don't have noses, but two Maine scientists believe the dark shellfish rely on smells when choosing where to set up their homes.
- UNH studies habits of horseshoe crabs for preservation Updated: May-08-16 12:16 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - The University of New Hampshire has made some discoveries about the spawning habits of horseshoe crabs, which are valued for their use in pharmaceutical research.
- Researchers in 4 states unite for rare wolverine study Updated: May-07-16 9:53 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Researchers are working on a plan to study wolverines in four Rocky Mountain states to see if the animals that look like small bears with big claws can be reintroduced to some regions to boost their numbers and see how they might travel between mountain ranges.
- Starfish babies return in droves following massive die-off Updated: May-07-16 6:43 pm
EUREKA, California - Droves of baby starfish are returning to Oregon and Northern California's shores after a wasting disease decimated whole populations of the creatures over the past two years along the West Coast.