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Stories with subject: Marine biology
  • Florida man examines oil spill dolphin deaths 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:07 am
  • MANATEE, Florida - A south Florida man's work is helping researchers better understand long-term damage to dolphins from the massive 2010 BP oil spill.

  • River is a boys' club for dolphins 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:01 am
  • JACKSONVILLE, Florida - The St. Johns River is a boys club for dolphins.

  • Rare sighting of bowhead whale in Cape Cod Bay 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:57 pm
  • PROVINCETOWN, Massachusetts - Researchers have identified a bowhead whale in Cape Cod Bay - the second time in recorded history the animal has been seen so far south in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:28 pm
  • FRESNO, California - Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in sport fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska, according to a study released Thursday.

  • Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:51 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important forage species, according to a scientific report released Wednesday.

  • Dead whale found in New York harbor being examined 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:16 pm
  • JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - Mammal researchers were conducting a necropsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death for a 57-foot-long whale that was found dead in New York harbor over the weekend.

  • University of Tulsa researchers find new species 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:50 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - A salamander first discovered by a University of Tulsa doctoral student in 2011 is being hailed as a new species in an international journal for animal taxonomy.

  • Local fish served in Alaska schools 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:31 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Forget the days of "mystery meat" in school lunch, it's easier than ever to get fresh fish from local waters on the menu, thanks to the Fish to Schools program founded in Sitka.

  • California bill that would end orca shows stalls 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:55 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

  • Group back increase in fishing license fees 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:17 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - A bill in the current session of the Louisiana Legislature would raise recreational saltwater fishing license fees by 136 percent.

  • Researchers net 'zombie bass' with electricity 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:08 am
  • ROGERSVILLE, Alabama - Bernie Fuller has fished for decades, yet he's never witnessed anything to match the sight of dozens of zombie bass eerily rising out of a north Alabama lake.

  • Jellyfish show up in area of poor water quality 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:34 am
  • BREMERTON, Washington - Pulsating gelatinous sea creatures, which float through the water like alien life-forms, appear to be on the increase in portions of Puget Sound.

  • Tagged trout going into Arizona river 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:02 am
  • PHOENIX - Arizona anglers going fishing in the East Verde River may find an additional catch with any trout they get.

  • Researchers study sharks' sense of smell, vision 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:13 pm
  • SARASOTA, Florida - What happens when you plug a shark's nose? Will it still be a lethal killer without its legendary sense of smell?

  • Feds: No listing for Southeast herring 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:36 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - There's an abundant number of Southeast Alaska Pacific herring, and the species doesn't warrant a listing under the Endangered Species Act, a federal agency announced Wednesday.

  • Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:29 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation's annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes - as Tokyo had claimed - and ordered it halted.

  • Horseshoe crabs are now in danger 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 1:22 am
  • MIAMI - In matters of love, nothing says romance like a moonlit beach. Especially if you're a lusty horseshoe crab and the tide is high.

  • High-tech maps show ocean floor off SC 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 10:49 am
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Ask most any ocean fisherman and he will tell you he has a favorite offshore fishing spot.

  • Algae could provide weapon against invader mussels 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 9:20 pm
  • DETROIT - Scientists at Wayne State University are researching how algae might help disrupt reproduction of zebra and quagga mussels in the Great Lakes.