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Oregon aquarium attempts rescue of stranded salmon shark

Aug. 19, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A juvenile salmon shark died after becoming stranded on a northern Oregon beach despite rescue efforts by a nearby aquarium. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the 3.5-foot (1-meter) female shark was discovered Saturday morning struggling in the surf at Sunset Beach, about 86 miles (138...

Beach where man bit by shark closed to swimming indefinitely

Aug. 18, 2018 1:53 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Cape Cod beach where a New York man was bitten by a shark has been indefinitely closed to swimming after more sharks were spotted in its waters. The town of Truro said in a brief statement Friday night that Long Nook Beach will be closed until further notice. The beach near the tip...

Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish

Aug. 17, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when they decided against designating the Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered species....

Cape Cod beaches close following shark sightings

Aug. 17, 2018 5:47 AM EDT

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities in Massachusetts have closed two Cape Cod beaches following shark sightings. According to the Cape Cod National Seashore, a shark was seen in the waters off Race Point Beach in Provincetown Thursday afternoon. Video shows the shark feeding on a seal near the shore....

Appeals court ruling halts giant forest project in Idaho

Aug. 16, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant forest project in Idaho is on hold following a ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision Monday halts the 125-square-mile (325-square-kilometer) project on the Payette National Forest that includes commercial timber sales, work to improve fish passage,...

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

Aug. 16, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — On a windswept dune overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hastily erected signs warned Cape Cod beachgoers to stay out of the water on Thursday, a day after a New York man became the first person to be attacked by a shark off the coast of Massachusetts since 2012. The victim, William Lytton,...

The Latest: Beach where shark attacked closed through Friday

Aug. 16, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Massachusetts beach where a New York man was attacked by a shark this week will be closed to swimmers at least through Friday. Town officials in Truro have put up signs saying, "Danger, No Swimming." Town manager Rae...

The Latest: Shark study group says attacks terrifying, rare

Aug. 15, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local): 8 p.m. An organization that studies sharks says shark encounters in which people are injured like what happened off the coast of Cape Cod are as "terrifying as they are rare." The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says it doesn't...

Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

Aug. 15, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012. The victim was a 61-year-old man, who suffered puncture wounds to his torso and legs, said...

Restoration of Oregon river aims to help trout

Aug. 14, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — After decades of ranching and logging left a creek deep in the Ochoco National Forest less functional for the fish and other animals that live there, an interagency effort is underway to return it to a more natural state. Since the end of July, Deep Creek, a tributary of the north fork of...