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Ninth baby orca confirmed in Puget Sound

Ninth baby orca confirmed in Puget Sound

SEATTLE — Whale researchers say they've documented another baby orca born in Puget Sound.

January 19, 2016 6:57 pmLoading…
Study: Oceans absorb vast amounts of man-made heat

Study: Oceans absorb vast amounts of man-made heat

WASHINGTON — The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.

January 18, 2016 9:04 amLoading…
Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997

Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997

This image shows Pacific and Atlantic sections showing upper-ocean warming for the past six decades. Reds indicate a warming anomaly, blues a cooling anomaly.

January 18, 2016 9:04 amLoading…
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…

Study: Asian carp could develop huge presence in Lake Erie

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Asian carp could become the most common fish in Lake Erie if the ravenous invaders develop a breeding population there, while popular sport species including walleye and rainbow trout likely would decline, scientists said Monday.

January 04, 2016 3:31 pm 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…

Boats sit idle as algae threatens Dungeness crab season

San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf typically bustles this time of year as workers prepare to haul millions of pounds of Dungeness crab that are a tradition at Thanksgiving and other holiday meals.

November 13, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…

Scientists studying rare salamander in Mississippi River

Scientists studying rare salamander in Mississippi River

November 08, 2015 3:45 pmLoading…

U of M researchers study nasty parasite that dissolves fish

ST. PAUL, Minn. — University researchers say a parasite is attacking fish in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

October 08, 2015 3:44 pmLoading…

Hawaii receives grant to study false killer whales

HILO, Hawaii — Researchers in Hawaii have received nearly $1.2 million in federal grant funding to study the elusive false killer whale.

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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…

Scientists expect Hawaii's worst coral bleaching ever

HONOLULU — Warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures around Hawaii this year will likely lead to the worst coral bleaching the islands have ever seen, scientists said Friday.

September 11, 2015 9:40 pmLoading…

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