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  • 40-foot whale carcass examined at Port Hueneme in Ventura County

    40-foot whale carcass examined at Port Hueneme in Ventura County
    Scientists were performing a necropsy Thursday on the carcass of a 40-foot whale that floated into Port Hueneme this week after possibly being struck by a ship.
  • House approves changes to Endangered Species Act despite veto threat

    The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the government to disclose all data it relies upon when determining whether a species is endangered. GOP supporters say the legislation was introduced in response to an increasing number of plant and...

    Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states

     Sonic blasts cleared for use off coast of Virginia, surrounding states
    Using powerful sonic blasts to search for offshore energy resources in ocean waters off Virginia and surrounding states has won formal approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The decision means BOEM can begin granting permits to...

    Study: Increase of sharks off Atlantic Coast

    Study: Increase of sharks off Atlantic Coast
    The number of great white sharks off the U.S. Atlantic Coast appears to have increased since the early 1990s after conservation measures were introduced to halt their decline, a U.S. government scientist said on Saturday. Scientists for the National...

    Track seafood supply to eliminate fraud [Commentary]

    Track seafood supply to eliminate fraud [Commentary]
    At the State Department's "Our Ocean" conference last week, President Barack Obama announced new plans to tackle seafood fraud and illegal fishing. Increased transparency and traceability of the seafood supply chain is a critical next step in sustaining...