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  • Two giant oarfish wash onto California coast, making scientists curious

    Two giant oarfish wash onto California coast, making scientists curious
    It's been the week of the oarfish along the Southern California coast. A 14-foot oarfish carcass was discovered Friday by a snorkeler off the beach in Oceanside. Earlier in the week, an 18-foot oarfish was found dead off Catalina Island. The oarfish...
  • 9-foot, 6-inch great white shark caught on beach by U.S. Marine

    9-foot, 6-inch great white shark caught on beach by U.S. Marine
    Jeff Fangman had just moved to Southern California when he got the idea to take his wife and daughter down to the beach for a little fishing. He cast in his line and waited on the shoreline at Camp Pendleton. It wasn’t long before the U.S....
  • In the Pipeline: Mysterious underwater outline has experts stumped

    In the Pipeline: Mysterious underwater outline has experts stumped
    It's a mystery that goes back at least to the mid-1980s, when a Sunset Beach diver named Greg Lacey first discovered what he called treasure tides. As the Los Angeles Times described in 1986, Lacey had been discovering lots of loot in the predawn surf,...
  • Rockfish quotas stir controversy

    Rockfish quotas stir controversy
    Sharing is often considered a good thing. But ask fishermen to share their catch, especially of Maryland's state fish, and things can get testy — with seafood consumers on the hook for how it plays out. Maryland is changing the way striped bass...
  • Stronger Laws Needed To Rebuild Fisheries

    For centuries, coastal communities in New England have relied upon a rich connection to the ocean and its bounty. Finfish such as cod and shad have supplied us with food, recreation and livelihoods for generations. At The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, one...
  • Crystal Ball Cloudy With Chance Of Storm

    Last spring, forecasters warned that the 2013 hurricane season, which ended Saturday, would be an active and dangerous one. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 11 hurricanes. The British firm Tropical Storm Risk called for...
  • What is the Enhanced Fujita scale?

    What is the Enhanced Fujita scale?
    Two of the tornadoes that slammed into Illinois Sunday, Nov. 16, were rated EF-4, the category reserved for the second-most damaging twisters on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, the National Weather Service said. The Enhanced Fujita scale is an updated...
  • Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close

    Weakest Atlantic hurricane season in decades comes to a close
    With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year's Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982. Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to...
  • Dozens of whales trapped in Everglades National Park; 10 die

    Ten short-finned pilot whales were dead and more than 40 marooned in shallow water in a remote area of Everglades National Park in Florida, and officials warned Wednesday they were not likely to survive. "Most of these mass strandings that occur do...
  • Stranded Florida whales move to deeper water; outlook still grim

    Stranded Florida whales move to deeper water; outlook still grim
    Florida whales that were trapped in water only a few feet deep Wednesday moved to deeper waters Thursday morning, but prospects for the animals remained grim, wildlife officials said.  More than 50 short-finned pilot whales were stranded in shallow...
  • Lost whales move to safer Everglades waters; deaths rise to 11

    Another whale trapped in shallow waters in Everglades National Park was found dead Thursday, but the survivors in the pod continued to swim into deeper waters, increasing their chances of survival. On Thursday, one more pilot whale was found dead and...