| 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 25, 2013
| 6:01 AM
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....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:36 AM
ROME -- The Eritreans were seeking a new life in Europe, with about 500 of them crowded aboard a 66-foot boat crossing the Mediterranean. Instead, the vessel caught fire and capsized Thursday, in one of the worst disasters seen on a route sailed by...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby.
With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:32 PM
In an era when time is money, and cellphones, computers and jammed schedules keep us ridiculously busy day and night, why would one spend seven days traveling to England when a plane can get you there in seven hours?
The answer is simple: There's no...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Famed Spago chef Wolfgang Puck is the latest judge on the "Top Chef: Seattle." Puck says he's excited to be a part of the 10th season of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series. "The show is a lot of fun for me and I enjoy watching what the chefs...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The scientific name of the American shad, Alosa sapidissima, provides a hint as to why it is many people's favorite fish, and why the season when they swim upriver to their breeding grounds is so eagerly awaited. The name means "most delicious herring."...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
For the first time, lobster season in Long Island Sound will be shut down for most of the fall. From Sunday through Nov. 28, it will be illegal to trap lobsters there.
The move is a sad one for Connecticut's already struggling fishing industry, but it's...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Cedar Key's Tony's Seafood Restaurant's award-winning clam chowder is now being sold at Publix stores. For years, diners have made the long trek to the tiny island – population less than 800 – to enjoy the World Champion Clam Chowder at the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:48 AM
ILULISSAT, Greenland - It's so cold, they closed the igloos. The icebergs are shivering. Two of my toes are slightly frostbitten. Yesterday my life seriously flashed before my eyes on a dogsled ride through the mountains.
But what a trip. What a place....