Tag: Oceanography

Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon

SEATTLE — Harbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. But that...
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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Scientists on the Georgia coast are documenting an affliction in shrimp known as black gill as part of an ongoing research...
20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2½ minutes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet. ...
Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat

MONROE, Mich. — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that...
Female kicker for Strawn football takes pride in team

STRAWN, Texas — Not many high school students more than 350 miles from the ocean are aspiring marine biologists. Even fewer are active football...
Researchers document eelgrass wasting disease in Washington

ANACORTES, Wash. — Squatting on a muddy beach on the north end of Fidalgo Island, Morgan Eisenlord untangled several slippery strands of eelgrass. ...
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TOLEDO, Ohio — The toxic algae that spread across Lake Erie this summer roughly matched its third-most severe bloom in 15 years, government researchers...
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HONOLULU — Discharge from a sewage treatment facility in West Maui has been damaging the coral reefs off Kahekili Beach Park for years, according...
Mexico says endangered vaquita porpoise died in captivity

MEXICO CITY — Researchers were thrilled to have captured one of the few remaining vaquita porpoises, but announced Sunday that the adult female died...
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GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. — Marine science researchers in Virginia recently spotted a manatee that had made a rare Chesapeake Bay appearance. ...

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