Marine biology

In this undated photo provided by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation a humpback whale bears injuries and wounds consistent with vessel strikes. A new study in the journal Marine Mammal Science said whale ship strikes might be more common than previously suspected sighting almost 15 percent of humpback whales are injured by ships strikes. (Skyler Suhrer/Whale and Dolphin Conservation via AP)
April 23, 2017 - 9:29 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought. The scientists focused on the humpback whale population in the southern Gulf of Maine, a body of water off of Massachusetts, New Hampshire...
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April 04, 2017 - 2:16 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A German man who goes diving underground for a hobby has discovered what scientists say is Europe's first known cave fish. Spelunker Joachim Kreiselmaier chanced upon the fish in August 2015 while exploring the Danube-Aach cave system in southern Germany. It resembled stone loaches...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2007 file photo, an abalone picked by a diver is seen on its back in Fort Ross, Calif. California wildlife managers have curtailed the 2017 red abalone season, axing both April and November from the calendar and sharply reducing the allowable annual catch. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 03, 2017 - 8:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California wildlife managers have reduced the season to dive for red abalone by two months and sharply cut the amount of the mollusks divers can catch this year because of concerns about declining populations. April and November have been removed from this year's fishing...
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Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru is anchored in Shimonoseki, western Japan, Friday, March 31, 2017. Japanese whaling fleet has returned with 333 whales it caught in the Antarctic, filling its planned quota for a second straight year under a revised program following an international court ruling. The Fisheries Agency said Friday that Japan’s five-ship fleet killed 333 minke whales during the four-month expedition. (Souichiro Tanaka/Kyodo News via AP)
March 31, 2017 - 11:30 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's whaling fleet returned home Friday after killing 333 whales in the Antarctic, achieving its goal for the second year under a revised research whaling program. The Fisheries Agency said the five-ship fleet finished its four-month expedition without major interference from anti-...
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In this May 2016 photo released by The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey, an underwater photographer documents an expanse of dead coral at Lizard Island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Coral reefs, unique underwater ecosystems that sustain a quarter of the world's marine species and half a billion people, are dying on an unprecedented scale. Scientists are racing to prevent a complete wipeout within decades. (The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey via AP)
March 13, 2017 - 5:47 pm
SOUTH ARI ATOLL, Maldives (AP) — There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures. What's left is a haunting expanse of gray, a scene repeated in reefs across the globe in...
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