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  • Watermen challenge menhaden catch limits

    Watermen challenge menhaden catch limits
    A group of Maryland watermen has filed suit seeking to overturn the state's catch limit on menhaden, arguing that it violates state and federal law and that the forage fish is not in need of conservation. In a filing Friday in Dorchester County...
  • Giant oarfish likely carried ashore by ocean current, scientist says

    Giant oarfish likely carried ashore by ocean current, scientist says
    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...
  • Ocean species relocate in response to climate change, study finds

    Ocean species relocate in response to climate change, study finds
    As climate change heats our oceans, you’d expect temperature-sensitive marine species to flee poleward to cooler waters. So why have some headed to warmer regions toward the equator?  Scientists have solved the puzzle. For the most part, these...
  • Deaths of two giant oarfish in California may be linked

    Deaths of two giant oarfish in California may be linked
    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...
  • Blue outlook for blue crabs

    Blue outlook for blue crabs
    By most accounts, this has been a good year for eating Maryland blue crabs — just not by human beings. The Chesapeake Bay crab harvest is down, in part because of predators and cannibalism, but that's not the whole story. In 2011, Maryland...
  • MD striped bass spawn better but still below average

    MD striped bass spawn better but still below average
    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...
  • With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project

    With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project
    Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels. The floating...
  • Effort to Restore Salmon to Connecticut River Has Ended, But State Still Releasing Salmon for Fishermen to Catch

    The 40-year failed effort to restore Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River system ended last year after tens of millions of dollars had been spent. That doesn't mean the state of Connecticut isn't continuing to release hundreds of young salmon into...
  • Election 2013: Gloucester Board of Supervisors York District candidates

    As part of our coverage of the 2013 Gloucester County Board of Supervisors election, we asked all seven candidates four questions via email. We are printing their answers in their entirety online here in the Gloucester Blog prior to the Nov. 5 election....
  • New stream designation may end Lehigh Valley-area trout stockings

    New stream designation may end Lehigh Valley-area trout stockings
    Catching trout in a few heavily fished area streams might become more difficult toward the middle and end of the season under a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission proposal to reclassify them as Class A waters. Normally, the reclassification would...
  • Oarfish hosted parasites, giving scientists insight into bony fish

    Oarfish hosted parasites, giving scientists insight into bony fish
    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 --...