- Restaurant owners recycle oyster shells for reef habitat Updated: May-23-15 11:13 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Two southern Ocean County seafood restaurants are involved in what some might call a pearl of an idea- to use their recycled oyster shells to restore a reef habitat in Barnegat Bay.
- Rutgers urged to cancel ocean blasting off New Jersey coast Updated: May-22-15 8:08 pm
SHIP BOTTOM, New Jersey - The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
- Fishery managers studying black sea bass population Updated: May-22-15 9:18 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A multistate management commission is working on an assessment of the health of the black sea bass population.
- WSU researcher says drought could get worse Updated: May-21-15 2:26 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino tropical weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean, a weather researcher for Washington State University said Thursday.
- Scientists link dolphin deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP spill Updated: May-20-15 4:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.
- 3rd dead whale washes ashore in San Francisco Bay Area beach Updated: May-19-15 8:37 pm
PACIFICA, California - A dead whale was found on a beach south of San Francisco on Tuesday, the same day two other dead whales that washed up weeks apart were being buried nearby after neighbors complained of their rotting smell.
- 3rd dead whale washes ashore in San Francisco Bay Area beach Updated: May-19-15 8:28 pm
HALF MOON BAY, California - A dead whale has been found on a Half Moon Bay beach, one of three dead whales to have been spotted on a San Francisco Bay Area beach since April.
- Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star Updated: May-17-15 6:00 pm
BOSTON - They're gonna need a bigger Twitter.
- Oregon lawmakers consider budget for Fish and Wildlife Updated: May-16-15 12:34 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Lawmakers are considering how to plug a $32 million funding gap for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife through a combination of raising hunting and fishing license fees, devoting more state revenues to the department and cutting personnel.
- NOAA awards 10 sea scallop research projects Updated: May-11-15 5:04 am
NEWBURYPORT, Massachusetts - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it has selected 10 research projects about the sea scallop fishery that are valued at more than $10 million.
- Winchester students release trout at Red River Gorge Updated: May-10-15 12:47 pm
WINCHESTER, Kentucky - It was a bittersweet experience as students released nearly 100 trout fingerlings in the Red River Gorge last week.
- Study: Lake Erie would offer plenty of food for Asian carp Updated: May-06-15 6:10 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Runaway growth of algae in Lake Erie since the early 2000s has made the shallowest of the Great Lakes even more vulnerable to an invasion by greedy Asian carp, federal scientists said Wednesday.
- Ship may have hit whale found washed up near San Francisco Updated: May-06-15 5:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Scientists say a ship may have hit and killed a female humpback whale that washed up at a beach in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week.
- Correction: Arctic Cod story Updated: May-05-15 7:34 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In a story April 30 about Arctic cod research, The Associated Press reported erroneously the increase in sea surface temperature in the Chukchi Sea estimated by NOAA scientists. The estimate is .9 degrees per decade, not 1.8 degrees per decade.
- USM provost Wiesenburg returns to Marine Science faculty Updated: May-05-15 11:09 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - University of Southern Mississippi Provost Denis Wiesenburg has resigned from his position as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- Researchers taking water samples of Lake Winnipesaukee Updated: May-04-15 9:56 am
MEREDITH, New Hampshire - Researchers and environmental groups are holding a one-day collection of water samples of Lake Winnipesaukee to see if there's been an increase in phosphorus levels, which can lead to higher amounts of algae and lake vegetation.
- Study: Global warming to push 1 in 13 species to extinction Updated: Apr-30-15 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.
- Seafloor sensors track submarine volcano's upheaval Updated: Apr-30-15 12:53 pm
SEATTLE - More than 80 scientists from around the world gathered in Seattle last week to discuss a thrilling development: For the first time, seafloor instruments were providing a real-time look at the most active, submarine volcano off the Northwest coast - and all signs indicated it might erupt soon.
- Black band coral disease continues to affect Kauai reefs Updated: Apr-30-15 6:07 am
HONOLULU - Black band coral disease is affecting nearly half of the reef sites researchers have surveyed in waters off Kauai, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said.
- Black band coral disease continues to affect Kauai reefs Updated: Apr-29-15 10:26 pm
HONOLULU - Black band coral disease is affecting nearly half of the reef sites researchers have surveyed in waters off Kauai, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Wednesday.