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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sea turtles, used in scientific research, returned to the wild

     
    Some 165 loggerhead sea turtles, which had been kept in captivity as part of research for fishery biologists, were released back into the wild yesterday morning, having fulfilled their role for science. The reptiles included 32 turtles, between three...
  • Dead whale that washed up on beach had been hit by ship

     
    Dead whale found on beach had been hit by ship...
  • High tide may help in removal of whale carcass off San Diego coast

     
    San Diego lifeguards hope a high tide Wednesday morning helps float a dead 50-ton fin whale off the coastline near Sunset Cliffs so it can be towed away for disposal at the city landfill....
  • 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....
  • Food FYI: Drew Barrymore's wedding menu

     
    Food FYI: Drew Barrymore's wedding menu; world markets; Cajun caviar; grouper...
  • No new protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna

    No new protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna
    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...
  • Alaska sues over planned fishing restrictions aimed at protecting sea lions

     
    ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to stop a federal agency's plan to protect endangered sea lions by restricting fishing in the western Aleutian Islands. Gov. Sean Parnell said the National Marine Fisheries......
  • Are Florida’s loggerhead sea turtles endangered? Feds need more time to decide.

     
    Federal officials have delayed a decision on whether the loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Florida should be reclassified as endangered. The problem: there is disagreement among scientists about the latest population trends for the marine reptiles and...