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  • Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths

    Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths
    In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro’s Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small octopuses hiding between gaps in the rocks.
  • Special Report: Why metro Houston fears the next big storm

    By Duff Wilson, Ryan McNeill and Deborah J. Nelson GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor apartment as storm waters coursed eight feet deep through...

    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. The hardy gray birds, call Cassin's auklets, are rarely sighted in offshore waters. They normally...

    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...