- 61 right whales in Cape Cod Bay in 2 weeks; slowdown urged Updated: May-04-15 2:41 pm
SANDWICH, Massachusetts - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters and fishermen to slow down in Cape Cod Bay and be on the lookout for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in New England waters.
- More NOAA drones planned for Atlantic hurricane season Updated: May-04-15 2:49 am
MIAMI - Scientists are planning to send more drones flying into hurricanes that develop during the upcoming Atlantic storm season.
- Fishermen fear looming cost of at-sea monitors this summer Updated: May-03-15 10:47 am
PORTLAND, Maine - New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year.
- Agency: Humpback whales' recovery is national success story Updated: Apr-21-15 3:01 pm
HONOLULU - The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century.
- Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales Updated: Apr-20-15 9:52 pm
HONOLULU - The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts.
- NOAA urges boaters to watch for right whales Updated: Apr-19-15 8:16 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is reminding recreational boaters to slow down for right whales or face substantial penalties.
- Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred Updated: Apr-17-15 10:15 pm
From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life - a testament to the resilience of nature.
- The globe's record heat keeps on broiling into this year Updated: Apr-17-15 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON - There's been no break from the globe's record heat - the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.
- Group sues to require sea-turtle trap doors in shrimp nets Updated: Apr-15-15 6:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A conservation group has sued to make all shrimp nets include escape hatches to let sea turtles swim free.
- Regulators say several critical fish species have rebounded Updated: Apr-15-15 3:56 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Several fish stocks from Maine to Florida are rebounding and are no longer subject to overfishing, federal regulators said Thursday.
- Redfish harvest in Gulf would resume under NOAA proposal Updated: Apr-06-15 12:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS - It's quaint now to think of how popular blackened redfish was back in the 1980s. Legendary New Orleans chef Paul Prudhomme got a cast-iron pan white-hot, covered a redfish fillet with butter and spices and introduced the world to a happy marriage of taste and texture.