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  • Mayor announces city manager, attorney nominees

    Mayor announces city manager, attorney nominees
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides is filling two of the key vacant posts at City Hall: city manager and city attorney. Pantelides has nominated Thomas C. Andrews as city manager and Michael G. Leahy as city attorney. The Annapolis city council must...
  • Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast

    Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast
    Last year, Virginia witnessed the worst mass dolphin die-off in its history as more than 300 bottlenose dolphins began stranding — about five times the annual average. Marine biologists were flummoxed. They suspected a deadly morbillivirus, and...
  • Cape Cod's namesake fish population rapidly disappearing

    Cape Cod's namesake fish population rapidly disappearing
    There aren't enough cod left on Cape Cod. That soon becomes evident to the tourists crowding an observation deck to watch fishermen unload their boats in this picturesque harbor sheltered from the ocean by sandy dunes. Today's catch: pounds of skate,...
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists
    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...
  • Government is working again, sort of

    Government is working again, sort of
    WASHINGTON — Yosemite National Park's visitor centers were open. The barricades at the World War II memorial were down. And the Giant Panda Cam was back on. Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs Thursday after Congress passed and...
  • Feds to study oil exploration's effects on marine life

    Feds to study oil exploration's effects on marine life
    Two federal agencies on Friday announced a major review of how seismic testing for oil and gas deposits affects marine mammals and fish in deep waters off the Gulf of Mexico. So-called seismic surveys entail blasts from air guns or other ship-borne...
  • Conservationists decry shark finning loophole

    Conservationists decry shark finning loophole
    Conservationists are decrying a move by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to loosen what critics say is already a lax restriction on shark finning, the controversial practice of slicing the fins off and discarding the body at sea. At its...
  • New move to save historic shad

    New move to save historic shad
    There's new help on the way for what used to be the Chesapeake Bay's most important fish, though how much good it will do remains to be seen. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has enacted a first-ever cap on how many American shad and...
  • Federal agency denies petition to delist Pacific NW killer whales

    Federal agency denies petition to delist Pacific NW killer whales
    Federal officials have denied a petition by San Joaquin Valley farmers to drop a small West Coast group of killer whales from the endangered species list. The refusal represents the latest development in a decade-long legal battle over protections for...
  • Drought blocking passages to sea for California coho salmon

    Drought blocking passages to sea for California coho salmon
    DAVENPORT, Calif. — By now, water would typically be ripping down Scott Creek, and months ago it should have burst through a berm of sand to provide fish passage between freshwater and the ocean. Instead, young coho salmon from this redwood and...
  • Suit alleges U.S. ignored 'best available science' in sonar ruling

    Suit alleges U.S. ignored 'best available science' in sonar ruling
    The National Marine Fisheries Service violated federal law when it authorized the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off Hawaii and California through 2018, an environmental group said in a lawsuit filed Monday. The agency's own analysis had...