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Stories with subject: Oceanography
  • 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.

  • Growth of California marine sanctuaries proposed 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:30 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Federal officials on Monday proposed more than doubling the size of two marine sanctuaries off the Northern California coast, a move that would restrict the movements of cargo ships, aircraft and personal watercraft, and close the areas to oil and gas exploration.

  • 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.

  • Maine project would track species via satellites 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:59 am
  • PORTLAND, Maine - A research project from two Maine marine science centers proposes to predict the movements of species in the Gulf of Maine and provide seasonal forecasts for the lobster industry.

  • 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.

  • Ocean garbage frustrates search for Flight 370 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:22 pm
  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Sometimes the object spotted in the water is a snarled fishing line. Or a buoy. Or something that might once have been the lid to an ice box. Not once - not yet at least - has it been a clue.

  • 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.

  • Sub Alvin in at oil spill 4th anniversary 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:13 am
  • GULFPORT, Mississippi - As the fourth anniversary of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill approaches, the Navy research sub called Alvin will be taking researchers down for a look at the ocean floor.

  • Seabed of jet hunt zone mostly flat with 1 trench 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 8:31 pm
  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Two miles beneath the sea surface where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and - in a potential break for the search - mostly flat. The troubling exception is a steep, rocky drop ending in a deep trench.

  • 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.

  • Big threat to Japan whaling: Declining appetites 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:31 am
  • TOKYO - The greatest threat to Japan's whaling industry may not be the environmentalists harassing its ships or the countries demanding its abolishment, but Japanese consumers. They've lost their appetite.

  • Groups oppose ocean blasting plan off NJ coast 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 11:25 am
  • Environmental and fishing groups are opposing a plan by three universities and the National Science Foundation to carry out seismic blast tests on the ocean floor off the New Jersey coast this summer.

  • Time, uncertainty make plane hunt uniquely hard 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:18 am
  • CANBERRA, Australia - Not one object has been recovered from the missing airliner that Malaysian officials are now convinced plunged into the southern Indian Ocean 17 days ago. Some of the pieces are likely 3,500 meters (11,500 feet) underwater. Others are bobbing in a fickle system of currents that one oceanographer compares to a pinball machine. And by now, they could easily be hundreds of kilometers (miles) away from each other.

  • 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.

  • Bottlenose dolphin washes up on Hilton Head Island 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 9:49 am
  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina - A marine biologist says a bottlenose dolphin has died after washing up on Hilton Head Island.