- Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows Updated: May-27-16 9:08 am
CAIRO - The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft's emergency beacon, Egypt's chief investigator said.
- 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.
- UMaine to collect, evaluate lobsters for shell disease Updated: May-26-16 12:29 am
ORONO, Maine - The University of Maine is creating a team to collect and evaluate sick lobsters that are harvested in state waters.
- 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.
- Correction: Exchange-Sea Nettles-New Jersey story Updated: May-22-16 6:57 pm
BRICK TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - In a Member Exchange story May 21 about sea nettles, The Press of Atlantic City reported erroneously that a search and rescue group created a triangular-shaped brush head to remove polyps. The group uses the brush head but did not create it.
- 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.
- NSF gives Bigelow more than $1M for microorganism study Updated: May-19-16 12:23 am
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - The National Science Foundation is giving Maine's Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences more than $1 million for a project about microorganisms and the chemical composition of the Southern Ocean.
- 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.
- Explorers plan June mission to Andrea Doria shipwreck Updated: May-18-16 12:28 am
BOSTON - Nearly six decades after 46 people died when the Andrea Doria sank to the sea floor following a violent collision with another ocean liner south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, explorers are preparing to do what 16 people have lost their lives attempting: get a good look at the wreckage.
- 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.
- Bigelow Lab begins construction of 32-bed dorm Updated: May-15-16 9:26 am
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - Construction is underway on a 32-bed dorm for students and scientists visiting the East Boothbay campus of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.
- 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.
- National project to harness microbes for health, environment Updated: May-13-16 12:02 am
WASHINGTON - We share our bodies and our surroundings with teeming communities of microbes that are crucial to the health of people and the planet, and now the Obama administration is beginning a major project to better understand those invisible ecosystems - even control them.
- 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.