| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:01 PM
You are cordially invited to a special coming-out party — the release of Norfolk Botanical Garden's three motherless eaglets, now grown and ready to head back into the wild.
The event, open to the public, happens at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, at...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 4:21 PM
They lack the blue crab's personality, don't fight like rockfish and aren't as plentiful as menhaden.
Yet oysters are perhaps the Chesapeake Bay's most celebrated seafood.
They provided protein to settlers who arrived at Jamestown in 1607 during a...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Growing oysters in Virginia used to be a lousy business venture.
Only the most ardent farmers could steer the Chesapeake Bay delicacy past diseases, predators and other obstacles into adulthood.
That was before advances, most notably the creation of a...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The discovery of a new species of hammerhead shark may sound like bad news for swimmers. But shark bites are rare, and it turns out this may be worse news for sharks.
The shark, as yet unnamed, closely resembles the scalloped hammerhead shark, a species...
| May 27, 2011
| 9:02 AM
The Atlantic bluefin tuna, a fabled sport fish that has sustained a sharp decline to serve the sushi restaurants of Osaka and Tokyo, was rejected Friday for a place on the endangered species list.
Once sought after by Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey and...
| Mar 16, 2012
Norwegian Cruise Line is embracing the boardwalk for its new ship, the Norwegian Breakaway.
As part of the unique design for the new ship, NCL will be offering up The Waterfront and 678 Ocean Place, which includes an oceanfront boardwalk lined with...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Forty years ago, rock shrimp were considered a trash catch. They were called "peanuts" and "hard heads" because of their tough outer shell. Once opened, the crustaceans revealed a large sand vein that was anything but mouthwatering.
Brevard County boat...
| Mar 13, 2011
The day after a tsunami destroyed this beleaguered city's fishing harbor and battered the economy along with it, the sky here on the wild Northern California coast struggled to brighten. Rain pelted the debris-strewn harbor. Winds whipped through the...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Standing on the deck of his 91-foot trawler, veteran fisherman Tomoyuki Kondou winces over reports that radioactivity from Japan's damaged nuclear power plant in nearby Fukushima has contaminated the local food supply after this month's deadly...
| Apr 12, 2011
There are 28 miles of beaches along the inviting patch of coast that encompasses Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, an area of more than 900 square miles on Florida's southwest coast.
It's more than enough room to claim a secluded section for one's...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 1:29 PM
It shouldn't come as a surprise, I suppose, that the striped bass season began Saturday with uneasy folks focused on the intensity and direction of the wind.
Concerns about our own health and well-being on the water aren't much different than the worries...