- In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake Updated: May-03-16 2:33 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The big question at Palau's Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?
- New York publishes new atlas of its inland fisheries Updated: May-03-16 12:20 am
ALBANY, New York - New York conservation and education officials say the state has published a new book about its freshwater fish.
- Zika researchers hold conference in Atlanta amid outbreak Updated: May-02-16 5:07 pm
ATLANTA - While Zika may be on the minds of researchers right now, little is known about what viruses could be on the horizon, making it a challenge to identify epidemics before they spread around the globe, a top researcher said Monday.
- Rare seabirds hatching chicks in protected Hawaiian Islands Updated: May-02-16 3:36 pm
HONOLULU - A rare seabird whose population was wiped out of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands is now hatching healthy chicks on the atoll.
- 3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life Updated: May-02-16 2:02 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.
- With cameras running, Savannah owls are a hit again Updated: May-01-16 10:01 am
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Cue the tears from the empty-nesters. The second season of The Landings owl show has come to a close.
- As researchers fret, Devil's Hole pupfish just keep swimming Updated: Apr-30-16 11:10 am
LAS VEGAS - For one of the world's most endangered species, the Devil's Hole pupfish is having a pretty good year.
- Oil exploration threatens Georgia state marine mammal Updated: Apr-30-16 10:16 am
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Exploration for oil and gas deposits under the sea floor threatens the existence of an official symbol of Georgia, the North Atlantic right whale, according leading marine scientists.
- Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline Updated: Apr-29-16 5:45 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut researchers found no pesticides in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, a new study has found, boosting evidence that warming water temperatures are the main culprit in a huge crustacean decline that has decimated the local lobster industry.
- Zika-bearing mosquitoes could travel to Iowa this summer Updated: Apr-29-16 4:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Research from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that southern mosquitoes could travel to Iowa this summer, but state experts don't expect them to be a major carrier of the Zika virus.
- Young rescued dolphin swimming free, with frequent checkups Updated: Apr-28-16 9:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A young dolphin rescued in October is swimming in Barataria Bay, with a tag that will let biologists keep close tabs on him for the next six weeks.
- Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead Updated: Apr-28-16 6:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.
- Survey suggests slight drop in Michigan wolf population Updated: Apr-28-16 2:58 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - The gray wolf population in Michigan's Upper Peninsula appears to have declined slightly in recent years, but state biologists say it's stable and healthy.
- Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to tribes for burial one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America.
- Feds set short red snapper season in Gulf; Alabama differs Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - The federal government says private recreational anglers will have only nine days to fish for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, but at least one Gulf state said Wednesday that won't apply in its waters.
- Cute alert: Florida manatee gives birth to twins Updated: Apr-27-16 11:58 am
SARASOTA, Florida - Scientists say a manatee that swims in waters near Sarasota has given birth to rare twins.
- Scientists: Warm water blob may impact salmon forecasts Updated: Apr-26-16 2:11 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A mass of exceptionally warm water in the northeast Pacific Ocean could shake up recent predictions of higher salmon runs in Alaska this year, according to fisheries researchers.
- Funding cut threatens biology museum's specimen collection Updated: Apr-25-16 4:56 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A museum at the University of New Mexico contains the world's largest archive of frozen tissue samples, but the future of the half-million biological specimens stored there is at risk.
- Thousands of octopus larvae born at Big Island farm Updated: Apr-25-16 9:30 am
KEAHOLE, Hawaii - A researcher looking to successfully rear octopus on land along the Kona Coast has welcomed his first batch of octopus larvae.
- Game and Fish seeks help in identifying bald eagle nests Updated: Apr-24-16 5:11 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The state Game and Fish Department is looking for help in identifying bald eagle nests in North Dakota.
- Dwight high school student studies beekeeping as hobby Updated: Apr-24-16 11:13 am
DWIGHT, Nebraska - When Abby Lyons was 5 years old, she knew she wanted to be an entomologist - a word most young children don't even recognize.
- Hawaii seeks money to fight disease killing ohia trees Updated: Apr-22-16 8:47 pm
HONOLULU - State lawmakers have agreed to give $300,000 to figure out how to stop a fungus that has killed thousands of native ohia trees on Hawaii's Big Island.
- Tennessee institute works to save 'underwater rainforest' Updated: Apr-22-16 5:26 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Hundreds of freshwater fish, mussels, crawfish and salamanders - many of them found nowhere else in the world - make their home in the U.S. Southeast. In one waterway alone, Tennessee's Duck River, there are more fish species than in all of Europe.
- Biologists trapping, tagging Yellowstone grizzlies in May Updated: Apr-22-16 11:16 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - Wildlife officials say they will begin trapping bears inside Yellowstone National Park in early May.
- Scientists say more cod might survive fishing than thought Updated: Apr-22-16 12:24 am
BIDDEFORD, Maine - A group of scientists say more Atlantic cod might survive being thrown back in the water by fishermen that previously through.