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  • High ocean temperatures endangering seabirds?

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Small seabirds are washing up dead on local beaches, an unusual phenomenon that suggests high ocean temperatures are causing starvation.
  • Virus implicated in massive die-off of North American starfish

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists investigating a huge die-off of starfish along North America's Pacific coast have identified a virus they say is responsible for a calamitous wasting disease that has wiped out millions of the creatures since it first...

    Underwater 'storms' may hold key to melting Antarctic ice

    Underwater 'storms' may hold key to melting Antarctic ice
    Scientists using robotic ocean gliders to wander frigid Antarctic waters say they may have discovered a mechanism behind the melting of polar ice shelves – miniature submarine "storms" that are lobbing packets of warmer water toward the continent....

    Did work on Gwynn's Island bridge in Mathews County harm oyster production?

    Did work on Gwynn's Island bridge in Mathews County harm oyster production?
    In a typical year, Oyster Seed Holdings LLC produces more than 1 billion oyster spat — oyster larvae. For the 2014 season, production fell to about 5 percent of that or only 150 million, said Mike Congrove, the owner of the hatchery located on...

    California's warm 2014 brings something else: more beach rescues

    California's warm 2014 brings something else: more beach rescues
    Here's another byproduct of California's unusually warm 2014: more lifeguard rescues at local beaches. Busy lifeguards As of Nov. 3, Los Angeles County lifeguards have already rescued more people in 2014 than they have in any single year in the...