| Jan 9, 2014
Whizzing drills and pounding hammers have mostly replaced yelping sea lions these days at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
Staff and volunteers who help rehabilitate sick and injured pinnipeds were caring for only three sea lions the first week of...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Will El Niño develop by this summer and potentially make for another relatively quiet hurricane season?
Several forecast models say "there's an increasing chance" that could happen, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:41 PM
A blend of bioluminescent life forms and splashy audiovisual recreations of their eerie haunts in the darkest depths of the ocean has earned the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach an international design award.
The $560,000 Wonders of the Deep...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Tuesday was Baltimore's coldest day in 18 years, with temperatures cold enough to shatter two records, strain the region's electricity supply, fill homeless shelters and even render fire hydrants near a South Baltimore blaze useless.
The air temperature...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:29 AM
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,...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:10 PM
NEW YORK -- The groundhog may not make his prediction until February, but Karen Gregorski thinks she already knows how the coming winter is going to turn out: very, very snowy.
Gregorski, 66, was walking carefully Tuesday down a midtown Manhattan...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Navy's five year-plan to use sonar in training exercises off Southern California and Hawaii was approved Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
But several environmental groups, represented by San Francisco-based Earthjustice...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Scientists studying the catastrophic phenomena of coral bleaching have concluded that reef systems may be more adaptable to increasingly warmer oceans than previously believed.
The study — published online in the journal Global Change Biology --...