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  • New Orca regulations take effect Monday

    New Orca regulations take effect Monday
    On the surface, Puget Sound's killer whales appear to be healthy and thriving but after five years on the endangered species list, the government says our Southern Resident Orcas still need federal protection.  Starting this week, the rules protecting...
  • 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...
  • New research could bring stronger protection for Orcas

    New research could bring stronger protection for Orcas
    Memorial Day weekend kicks off the boating season in western Washington, and this summer thousands of people will flock to the San Juan Islands for a glimpse of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. The viewing experience will be a lot...
  • SeaWorld, marine mammal center in same network

    The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach last week rescued an elephant seal pup in Seal Beach, which SeaWorld had rehabilitated. Melissa Sciacca, director of development and marketing at the center, said the incident wasn't cause for concern....
  • DNR chief: Oyster farming having a shell of a good start

    In his recent article about oyster farming ("State's oyster farmers snagged on red tape," June 20), Tim Wheeler left out several important facts regarding the issuance of aquaculture leases. Had they been included, perhaps the headline of the article...
  • 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....
  • Whale to be towed to sea after necropsy

    Whale to be towed to sea after necropsy
    SAN DIEGO -- A pregnant, 67-foot fin whale that washed up dead along Point Loma will be towed out to sea with a boat provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson after scientists perform a public necropsy on the carcass, a spokesman for Branson...
  • Catamaran tows whale to sea

    Catamaran tows whale to sea
    SAN DIEGO -- A catamaran provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson towed the carcass of a 70-ton fin whale out to sea Friday. The ship owned by Virgin Oceanic arrived at Fiesta Island at around 8 a.m. after traveling south from Newport Harbor....
  • 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...
  • 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...