| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Two rare, ribbon-like fish that washed up on Southern California beaches last week have puzzled and excited scientists, who know little about the creature that inspired sea serpent lore.
The oarfish, deep-sea dwellers that remain largely mysterious to...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Striped bass reproduction in Maryland waters improved this year, but remained well below average, state officials announced.
The Department of Natural Resources said that its 2013 striped-bass juvenile index, a measure of spawning success in the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:56 AM
The deaths of two giant oarfish that washed up off California within the span of a week may have been caused by an ocean current that the weak-swimming creatures could not overcome, a scientist said.
The 18-foot giant found off Santa Catalina Island...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Researchers have discovered that the massive oarfish hosts several types of parasites, revealing clues about the serpent-like fish’s habitat, UC Santa Barbara announced this week.
Parasitologists at the university obtained small tissue samples --...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Thanks for your excellent reporting on the Charles County growth situation ("State, Charles County at odds over growth plan," Oct. 28).
I am conservation director for the Southern Region of the Maryland Bass Nation, a bass fishing organization.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:00 AM
— On a chilly morning when other watermen on the Patuxent River dredged for oysters, Jimmy Trossbach sought more slippery quarry — American eels.
"I don't know what we'll find here," Trossbach said as he guided his 45-foot workboat,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:42 AM
A Gloucester resident who is a professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has been reappointed by the governor to a state advisory board on aquaculture.
Roger Mann, who lives in Dutton, specializes in the physiological ecology of marine...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Federal officials have denied a petition by San Joaquin Valley farmers to drop a small West Coast group of killer whales from the endangered species list.
The refusal represents the latest development in a decade-long legal battle over protections for...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Spain and Britain are launched into a new battle over Gibraltar following the Spanish foreign minister’s threat to impose a hefty border-crossing fee on all vehicles entering or leaving the iconic British promontory at Spain's southern tip.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:38 PM
The ocean is full of life and if you’re lucky you get to see it when you visit the shore. Some parasailers in Ocean City got very lucky last Sunday when they spotted a humpback whale playing in the water below them.
“The boats were in the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
FLORENCIA, Colombia — The expansion of China's middle class isn't some abstract notion in this sweltering corner of Colombia's Amazon River basin.
It's driving a private-public partnership trying to steer the local economy away from illegal coca...