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  • 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...
  • The Harbor Report: The eelgrass is greener with state blessing

    This week's column should be titled "Eelgrass for Dummies" — because the topic has been a sticking point around the harbor for years, and we all have to understand it better if we ever want to obtain dredging permits for our docks. In my column...
  • Large harbor floating wetland project stirs debate

    Large harbor floating wetland project stirs debate
    If a little green might help restore Baltimore's ailing harbor, how can a lot be bad? That's the question city, state and federal officials are pondering as they weigh a local marina magnate's plan to fill an unused corner of the Inner Harbor with a large...
  • From The Boathouse: Follow rules to keep whales safe

    Ahoy! Labor Day has passed and officially the summer season is over, but is it really? As I have mentioned numerous times, I find fall one of the best times of the year to be on the water enjoying our Southern California weather. The crowds are thinning...
  • Commission votes to keep rope barrier up year-round

    Commission votes to keep rope barrier up year-round
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to keep a rope barrier designed to protect harbor seals up full-time at the Children's Pool in La Jolla. The California Coastal Commission approved the city of San...
  • Food FYI: Drew Barrymore's wedding menu

     
    Food FYI: Drew Barrymore's wedding menu; world markets; Cajun caviar; grouper...
  • 20 sea lions shot to death along Washington, Oregon coasts

    20 sea lions shot to death along Washington, Oregon coasts
    The bodies of about 20 sea lions have been discovered along the coasts of Oregon and Washington over the last two months, most of them shot to death. Who did it? No one knows, but there are a few guesses as to why—the playful but voracious...
  • 'We're letting him do his own thing'

    'We're letting him do his own thing'
    When a dolphin swam into Bolsa Chica sometime before noon Friday, the wetlands got a surprise visitor. Now, they may have an unintended mascot. Five days and many media stories later, the dolphin still hadn't left the water near Warner Avenue and Pacific...
  • Briefly In the News

    26th annual AIDS Walk announced Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be up early May 6. The 26th annual AIDS Walk Orange County will begin at 7 a.m. at the Disneyland Resort. The walk is expected to raise $750,000, all of which will stay in Orange County and be...
  • Gray whale tangled near Laguna Beach reappears off Central Coast

     
    The gray whale that had been found tangled in debris this month in the waters off San Onofre, only to disappear, has been spotted again hundreds of miles up the California coast....
  • New species of hammerhead shark confirmed

    New species of hammerhead shark confirmed
    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...