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Stories with subject: Oceanography
  • Geological survey study finds mercury in Grand Canyon 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:11 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Researchers say mercury and other chemicals that were found in Lake Powell have moved downstream and are now being found in fish and aquatic plants in the Grand Canyon.

  • College students dive in to marine life at Rosario Beach 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 6:16 am

    ANACORTES, Washington - An exciting summer recently came to a close for 59 college students studying marine biology at a beach-side campus on Rosario Bay.

  • URI Graduate School of Oceanography sets sights on Cuba 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 10:28 am

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography is talking with members of the Cuban marine science community about academic and research opportunities.

  • UK marine researchers receive 'oldest message in a bottle' 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 10:16 am

    LONDON - A century-old message in a bottle, possibly the oldest ever found, has finally reached its destination.

  • Texas Gulf Coast is virtually seaweed-free 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 8:50 am

    GALVESTON, Texas - A slight shift in ocean currents has spared the Texas Gulf Coast from a seaweed onslaught that left its beaches reeking last summer.

  • Texas Gulf Coast is virtually seaweed-free 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 1:43 am

    GALVESTON, Texas - A slight shift in ocean currents has spared the Texas Gulf Coast from a seaweed onslaught that left its beaches reeking last summer.

  • Study: Hunting for bigger fish, game isn't sustainable 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of nature, a new study finds.

  • Study: Lower nutrient levels led to clearer water in RI bay 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 12:31 pm

    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - A study by University of Rhode Island oceanographers has found that nutrient levels in the Narragansett Bay are half what they were in the 1900s.

  • Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:34 pm

    HONOLULU - Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters.

  • Lobster population is shifting north; ocean warming blamed story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:33 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches - a geographic shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean.

  • Feds seek to dismiss lawsuit against ocean blasting research 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:28 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The federal government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought by New Jersey environmental officials against a research project that blasts the ocean floor with sound waves, mainly because the project is already finished.

  • Mississippi River mussels making comeback in Twin Cities 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 12:59 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A variety of native mussel species once wiped out by pollution are making a comeback on the Upper Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

  • As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 12:43 am

    VEDARANYAM, India - On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds.

  • Scientists at Tahoe make bad fish good fish for Reno poor story has photos
    Updated: Aug-16-15 12:35 pm

    RENO, Nevada - Largemouth bass and bluegills that were making their home in parts of Lake Tahoe where they don't belong are ending up in the stomachs of some of Nevada's poor and homeless as part of an offshoot of a research project to combat invasive species.

  • Georgia Aquarium battles federal government over belugas 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 4:42 pm

    ATLANTA - The Georgia Aquarium says a government agency's denial of its permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia was arbitrary and capricious, but the government argues the aquarium failed to meet the requirements of a law meant to protect marine mammals.

  • Oceanic junk ranges from Legos to suspected jet wreckage story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 11:05 am

    NEW DELHI - For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally being spit out onto the sand. In Bangladesh, fishermen are haunted by floating corpses that the Bay of Bengal sometimes puts in their path.

  • Odd suckers: Octopus species that's weirdly social, romantic story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 10:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-arm sea creature that's even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits.

  • Maine lab and Ole Miss teaming up for malaria, cancer work 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 5:07 am

    EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine - A Maine ocean science laboratory and the University of Mississippi say their collaboration to identify new anti-microbial compounds with disease treating potential is yielding results.

  • Researchers spot more than a dozen great whites off Cape Cod 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 3:54 pm

    CHATHAM, Massachusetts - Researchers say they spotted more than a dozen great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod last week.

  • Low catch rates spawn study of trout stock across Arizona 
    Updated: Aug-09-15 3:43 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Wildlife officials are trying to figure out through a study set to be completed next year why Arizona anglers are getting few fish.

  • Survey of western Lake Erie planned to assess fish status 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 9:23 am

    MONROE, Michigan - Michigan scientists will conduct a trawl survey to assess fish populations of western Lake Erie.

  • Confirming MH370 wreckage would add key piece to puzzle 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 1:46 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Confirmation that a wing flap found on an island in the western Indian Ocean is part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 would add a critical piece to the puzzle of the Boeing 777's disappearance 17 months ago. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivered that confirmation Thursday, though French, U.S. and Australian investigators stopped just short of that, saying the part is from a 777 and acknowledging that Flight 370 is the only 777 missing. Examination of the part is continuing.

  • Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:28 pm

    SEATTLE - A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.

  • Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:54 pm

    DIXON, California - California's historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that's played an outsized role in the state's water wars.

  • Survey to shed light on presence of bull kelp in Puget Sound 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 12:08 pm

    MEADOWDALE, Washington - When bull kelp washes ashore in the fall, it's almost too tempting for any kid to leave alone. It provides a ready-made whip or, if cut right, a natural wind instrument.