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  • Natural Perspectives: Highs and lows at Bolsa Chica

    Vic and I attended the third Bolsa Chica Science Symposium this past Saturday, where nine scientists presented the results of their research and monitoring programs conducted at Bolsa Chica. Actually, Vic did more than attend. He was the moderator....
  • Seahorses may be heading toward decline

    Seahorses may be heading toward decline
    They are whimsical symbols of the beach, appearing on key chains, murals, logos and postcards. They form inseparable, monogamous couples. And they are hauled from the sea in nets, ground into powder for traditional Chinese medicine and dried for sale in...
  • Commission shelves reduction of striped bass harvest in Chesapeake Bay

    — A proposal that could have slashed Maryland's annual striped bass catch by more than 50 percent in 2012 was shelved Tuesday morning by the commission that oversees East Coast fisheries. The 9-6 vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries...
  • Pregnant whale washes up on Point Loma

    Pregnant whale washes up on Point Loma
    POINT LOMA, Calif. -- A dead 50-foot fin whale washed ashore an isolated Point Loma beach over the weekend was apparently pregnant, officials said. The whale washed up near the Point Loma Waste Treatment Plant on Gatchell Road sometime before 2 p.m....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood

    Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood
    Does your seafood look more succulent than it is? “Overglazing” fish by adding layers of ice and “soaking” scallops to boost bloat are common -- and fraudulent -- tactics that federal seafood officials say they’re trying to...
  • 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...
  • Dolphins die after underwater Navy training exercise near San Diego

     
    Three dolphins died earlier this month during a Navy training exercise using underwater explosives off the San Diego coast, authorities said Friday. Scientists have yet to officially determine what caused the deaths at the Silver Strand Training Complex...
  • April the cruelest month for sea turtles

     
    From the Turtle Island Restoration Network: A tally of sea turtles found dead or dying on the beaches along Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama found April to have the highest numbers every recorded in a single month — 188 as of April 28 —...
  • 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...