| May 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The seafood is safe to eat and the Gulf of Mexico tourism industry is recovering three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the waters off Louisiana. But despite that BP-sponsored...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
A young humpback whale swam less than six feet away from Bryant Austin while he was snorkeling off the Kingdom of Tonga in 2004.
Lowering his camera, afraid it would get struck out of his hand, Austin was mesmerized by the marine mammal's subtly hued...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The good news about Connecticut's environment is that it's not getting worse. The bad news is that it's not getting better. It's been static, more or less, for several years. The era of climate change demands a better effort.
| May 10, 2013
Fishermen selling their own catch at Southern California farmers markets are vanishing. An attractive alternative is Community Seafood, a "community-supported fishery" that started selling last Sunday at the Santa Monica Main Street farmers market....
| May 13, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Maryland moved Monday to reduce the commercial harvest of female blue crabs in the aftermath of a survey finding that the Chesapeake Bay's crab population hit a five-year low last winter.
The Department of Natural Resources announced that it was...
| May 20, 2013
| 1:39 AM
Do you care about the survival of sea turtles? Dolphins? Do you ride horses, watch whales or fish for large-mouth bass? Did you serve as a paratrooper — or care for someone who did?
If so, you can tell the world — with your license tag....
| May 22, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Conservationists are decrying a move by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to loosen what critics say is already a lax restriction on shark finning, the controversial practice of slicing the fins off and discarding the body at sea.
| May 22, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Eric Schwaab, a native Baltimorean who's spent the last three years in the federal government overseeing fisheries and coastal conservation efforts, is returning home to take a new post at the National Aquarium.
Schwaab, 52, currently an acting...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Back when the crab and the oyster ruled the seafood town of Hampton, hundreds of local black men and women found jobs in the sprawling plants along the downtown waterfront, where they worked long hours shucking oysters and picking crabs for shipment by...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:18 PM
For years, environmentalists and watermen have been searching for a way to deal with the Chesapeake Bay's "ghost pots" — derelict crab traps that are too deep to retrieve and too problematic to co-exist with marine life. Though the traps have been...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Talk about a red-eye flight! After attaching electronic monitors to half a dozen Alpine swifts, researchers say they were shocked to discover that migrating birds flew nonstop for 200 days.
That's right, the birds remained airborne for more than six...