Rare fish with human-like teeth caught off the Outer Banks

U.S. 08/07/21, 00:33

A nine-pound fish with a peculiar enamel was caught in Nags Head earlier in the week. Pictures of the fish were shared by Jennette’s Pier, a fishing destination in Nags Head, North Carolina, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, after fisherman Nathan Martin caught the creature.  The fish, known as sheepshead, is not an ...

FDA food sampling finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’

News 06/03/19, 09:02

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe. The levels in nearly ...

Melania Trump colors fish with kids at Japan digital museum

Politics 05/26/19, 01:01

Melania Trump was perfectly cool Sunday at an air-conditioned interactive digital museum in Tokyo where she drew a purple fish and had it projected on a digital aquarium on the wall, as she and her host, Japanese first lady Akie Abe, joined dozens of schoolchildren while their husbands played golf ...

Fishermen face another quota cut, could hit lobster prices

U.S. 05/25/19, 10:15

Fishermen already dealing with a dramatic reduction in the amount of a key bait fish they are allowed to harvest will likely face an additional cut next year that could drive up the price of lobster for consumers.Regulators on the East Coast are contending with a drop in the population ...

Army Corps approves $778M plan to block Asian carp advance

Science 05/24/19, 15:17

The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has sent Congress a $778 million plan to fortify an Illinois waterway with noisemakers, electric cables and other devices in the hope that they will prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where the aggressive invaders could leave other fish with ...

School of fish? Pupils raise rainbow trout eggs into fry

Science 05/10/19, 10:39

Just before the tiny rainbow trout they raised for the past few months swam off and disappeared into the chilly, dark reaches of one of the aging raceways that funnel into Cold Creek on the state hatchery grounds, the seventh- and eighth-grade students from St. Rose School said a short ...

United Nations to offer first report on global biodiversity

Europe 05/05/19, 23:02

Top scientists will tell the world Monday how bad off Mother Nature is.The United Nations plans to issue its first comprehensive scientific report on biodiversity, looking hard at the threat of extinction for Earth's plant and animal species and what it means for humanity.Report Chairman Robert Watson said last month ...

Salmon-eating sea lions targeted at Columbia River dam

U.S. 05/03/19, 12:45

More California sea lions preying on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River below a hydroelectric project on the Oregon-Washington border are being killed under a revised policy, federal authorities said Friday. The National Marine Fisheries Service made public reduced criteria for removing sea lions at Bonneville Dam about 145 miles (235 ...

Garbage clogs once crystal clear Bosnia rivers amid neglect

Europe 05/01/19, 02:09

Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and even old washing machines are among tons of garbage clogging rivers in Bosnia that were once famous for their emerald color and crystal clear waters adored by rafters and adventurers as well as fishermen.Bosnia and other countries in the Western Balkans have done little to ...

Illinois governor OKs first steps on blocking Asian carp

U.S. 04/29/19, 13:27

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he is willing to take initial steps toward fortifying a lock-and-dam system on a Chicago-area waterway so it can protect Lake Michigan from invasive Asian carp.Pritzker, a Democrat, told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a letter Friday that he had authorized the state's ...

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

Health 04/22/19, 17:00

The endangered killer whales of the Pacific Northwest live very different lives from orcas in captivity.They swim up to 100 miles (161 kilometers) a day in pursuit of salmon, instead of being fed a steady diet of baitfish and multivitamins. Their playful splashing awes and entertains kayakers and passengers on ...

Gulf states to continue managing anglers’ red snapper catch

Enviroment 04/04/19, 16:16

The group that manages Gulf of Mexico fishing in federal waters says states can keep managing anglers' catch of red snapper after this year. The popular sport and table fish is still recovering from nearly disastrous overfishing. The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council announced the decision Thursday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Louisiana's ...

Biologists: Killing hungry sea lions saving endangered fish

U.S. 04/04/19, 15:24

A plan to kill California sea lions to save an endangered run of fish on a river that cuts through Portland, Oregon, appears to be working just months after wildlife officials began euthanizing the giant marine mammals, Oregon biologists said Thursday.The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife began killing the ...

Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas

Enviroment 04/03/19, 15:46

Federal officials say they may restrict salmon fishing off the West Coast to help the Pacific Northwest's critically endangered killer whales, but two environmental groups are suing anyway to ensure it happens.The Center for Biological Diversity, which filed a lawsuit nearly two decades ago to force the U.S. government to ...

Bait crisis could take the steam out of lobster this summer

Business 03/31/19, 10:41

The boom times for the U.S. lobster industry are imperiled this year because of a shortage of a little fish that has been luring the crustaceans into traps for hundreds of years.Members of the lobster business fear a looming bait crisis could disrupt the industry during a time when lobsters ...

Snapshot of extinction: Fossils show day of killer asteroid

U.S. 03/29/19, 18:25

New research released Friday captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook far worse than any modern earthquake.It was the day that nearly all life on Earth went extinct, including the dinosaurs.The ...

1,100 dead dolphins washed up on French shores since January

World 03/28/19, 11:13

The dolphins' bodies were horribly mutilated, the fins cut off.But what shocked French marine researchers wasn't just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent mammals, but also the numbers involved — a record 1,100 have washed up on France's Atlantic coast since January.The mass deaths, widely blamed on ...

Mexico launches plan to mark vaquita porpoise reserve

Enviroment 03/21/19, 20:02

The Mexican government said Thursday it will use buoys to mark the reserve of the world's most endangered marine mammal, in a bid to save the last remaining 10 or so vaquita marina porpoises.The Environment Department promised to provide social programs and jobs for fishing communities in the upper Gulf ...

PHOTOS: Remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill

U.S. 03/20/19, 23:03

It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic crude oil into the pristine Prince William Sound.The world watched the aftermath unfold: scores of herring, sea otters and birds ...

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK’d for dinner

Enviroment 03/19/19, 08:20

Fish in an Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say.The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an important step toward ...

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