| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Two good things to know during Shark Week:
First, sharks aren't on the prowl for us — they much prefer traditional meals, such as seal.
And second, if they mistake us for a seal and try to chow down, there's a good chance they won't like us....
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel.
It's the third...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Seventy miles off Ocean City, scientists aboard the federal research vessel Henry B. Bigelow are exploring a lush underwater landscape that until recently few would have imagined — colorful corals clinging to the rocky slopes of deep-sea canyons....
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Two recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria — one contracted by a man boating on the Chesapeake Bay — don't signal an uptick of the pathogen in local waters, experts say.
But the cases are a reminder of what the aggressive vibrio vulnificus...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Ocean temperatures along the Central California coast experienced a "remarkable" warming period during the first three weeks of July, leading to unusual encounters with some fish species, scientists reported.
The warmer ocean correlated with weaker...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:17 PM
YORK — York County Attorney James Barnett warned the Board of Supervisors against adding any restrictions for animal and livestock raising, namely oysters, that can't be "measured on the ground," but the board decided to take the next step to change...
| Aug 4, 2014
A whole host of fish and shellfish species spawn, hatch, develop into juveniles or grow into adulthood along the variegated coasts of the Chesapeake Bay.
The health of coastal habitats, then, is key to the health of these species — many of them...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Sharing is often considered a good thing. But ask fishermen to share their catch, especially of Maryland's state fish, and things can get testy — with seafood consumers on the hook for how it plays out.
Maryland is changing the way striped bass...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The sardine fishing boat Eileen motored slowly through moonlit waters from San Pedro to Santa Catalina Island, its weary-eyed captain growing more desperate as the night wore on. After 12 hours and $1,000 worth of fuel, Corbin Hanson and his crew returned...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Riverwalk Stone Crab and Seafood Festival: At the peak of stone crab season, this annual festival brings plenty of fresh claws and other seafood dishes to Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk. But it's not only about crabs. In its third edition, the festival...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:26 PM
SEATTLE — The largest open-pit mine in North America, proposed for Alaska's wild and remote Bristol Bay region, would have a devastating effect on the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery and the Alaska Natives and fishermen who depend on it,...