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  • Man vs. Crab: Man eats 17 crab claws in 25 minutes to win contest

    Man vs. Crab: Man eats 17 crab claws in 25 minutes to win contest
    Alfredo Munoz of Moses Lake, Wash. won the annual Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest held in the Florida Keys this past weekend devouring 25 crab claws in 17 minutes and 35 seconds. That's roughly one crab claw every 42 seconds. He took on more than 50...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • It's showtime for Fort Lauderdale boat show

    It's showtime for Fort Lauderdale boat show
    This is what you can expect to find at the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show that opens today: More than 1,000 gleaming boats of every size and shape and price range imaginable;  a sultry fireworks show and a first-time ever children's clinic...
  • 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 --...
  • A bass fishery without equal

     A bass fishery without equal
    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. The...
  • 1,300-pound shark could be among record catches, official says

    1,300-pound shark could be among record catches, official says
    If the 1,323-pound mako shark hooked off the coast of Huntington Beach checks out, it would not only set a new world weight record but would also rank in the top half-percent of catches on file, officials said. Jack Vitek is the world records...
  • Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs

    Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs
    It's been a busy but ultimately disappointing spring for the crew that runs the big fish lift at Conowingo Dam. Since the beginning of April, the aquatic elevator near Darlington has hoisted more than a million finny creatures up the 94-foot wall...