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Drought, algae bloom blamed for fish deaths

LOVELOCK, Nev.— A drought-fueled algae explosion may have killed off all the fish in Rye Patch Reservoir, and state wildlife officials say it could take years to rebuild the popular northern Nevada fishery known for its trophy-sized walleye and giant catfish.

January 25, 2016 6:40 pmLoading…
Chiricahua leopard frog

Chiricahua leopard frog

Chiricahua Leopard Frog

January 21, 2016 11:05 am
State of the bait: Study yields insight on tiny fish

State of the bait: Study yields insight on tiny fish

SEABECK, Wash. — Josh Frederick hops out of an idling state Department of Fish and Wildlife motorboat and begins scooping beach gravel into bag labeled with his precise location on Hood Canal. He pulls out a handful and gives it a hard look.

January 18, 2016 8:04 am Related Loading…
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Fisheries biologist Dennis Stone with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, throws out a net intended for the endangered humpback chub fish on a section of the Little Colorado River in the Grand Canyon as scientists study them as part of a catch and release study along the river. Photo by David …

January 11, 2016 2:04 pm
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Fisheries biologist Dennis Stone walks in the "Upper Atomizer" portion of the Little Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Tuesday, April 27, 2004, carrying a net that will be placed in the river overnight in the hopes of catching the endangered Humpback Chub that use the nets as shelters. Sci…

January 11, 2016 2:04 pm

Idaho landscape could be safe haven for native fish

LEWISTON, Idaho — Idaho's vertical geography may give salmon, steelhead and other native fish a fighting chance as climate change continues to alter their habitat for the worse.

January 01, 2016 5:00 pm Related Loading…
Thousands of Gila trout to be stocked in western New Mexico

Thousands of Gila trout to be stocked in western New Mexico

SILVER CITY, N.M. — Federal officials have plans to stock about 10,000 Gila trout in southwestern New Mexico to boost recreational fishing opportunities.

December 31, 2015 3:04 am Related Loading…
Study: Rising lake temperatures may worsen algae blooms

Study: Rising lake temperatures may worsen algae blooms

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Some of the world's biggest temperature jumps are happening in lakes — an ominous sign that suggests problems such as harmful algae blooms and low-oxygen zones hazardous to fish will get worse, says a newly released scientific report.

December 17, 2015 5:28 pm Related Loading…

Search suspended for black bear in deadly attack

KALISPELL, Mont.— Montana wildlife officials have suspended their efforts to trap a black bear that attacked an 85-year-old Kalispell-area woman, causing fatal injuries.

October 23, 2015 9:17 amLoading…

Shark-bitten marine mammals found on Oregon beaches

ASTORIA, Ore. — In at least one telling of the story, a local surfer is out looking for waves in the ocean off Fort Stevens State Park around this same time several years ago.

September 17, 2015 5:42 pmLoading…

Manure spill kills fish, pollutes eastern Illinois river

FITHIAN, Ill. — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says manure spilled from an eastern Illinois farm killed more than 98,000 fish and polluted the Vermilion River.

September 17, 2015 9:49 amLoading…

'Dark day' for Mille Lacs walleye stirs uncertainty, anger

ISLE, Minn. — On the wind-swept shores of Lake Mille Lacs, the abrupt end to this year's walleye fishing season sunk in Monday with a mix of nervousness, resentment and resolve.

August 03, 2015 12:01 pmLoading…

Teen bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks in serious condition

WAVES, N.C. — A hospital spokeswoman says the latest victim of a shark attack off North Carolina's coast arrived in critical risk of dying, but his condition has improved.

June 28, 2015 8:48 amLoading…

Walleye, fishable lakes on the rise in North Dakota

STRASBURG, N.D. — North Dakota's walleye population instantly soared by 10 million thanks to the single largest stocking program in state history.

June 26, 2015 3:19 pmLoading…

Expert says more sea turtles could mean more, larger sharks

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A shark attack expert says bigger sharks could be patrolling closer to North Carolina shores because of the influx of sea turtles during the 2015 nesting season.

June 26, 2015 3:15 amLoading…

12-year-old girl undergoes surgeries following shark attack

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A 12-year-old girl who was one of two people injured in separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town has begun a series of surgeries as part of her recovery.

June 26, 2015 12:30 amLoading…

Hammerhead shark spotted on Ocean City shore

OCEAN CITY, Md. — Officials say a hammerhead shark that kept swimmers out of the surf in Ocean City has retreated back into Assateague Bay.

June 26, 2015 12:04 amLoading…

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