Latest Oceanography News

3 rehabilitated manatees released in Florida Keys

Nov. 30, 2022 03:12 AM EST

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three adult male manatees rescued from waters in the Florida Keys earlier this year have been returned to a Keys canal after being treated and rehabilitated at SeaWorld Orlando. Personnel from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,...

Facial recognition can help conserve seals, scientists say

Nov. 23, 2022 11:11 AM EST

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Facial recognition technology is mostly associated with uses such as surveillance and the authentication of human faces, but scientists believe they've found a new use for it — saving seals. A research team at Colgate University has developed SealNet, a...

How cooking food and gathering for feasts made us human

Nov. 21, 2022 10:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re cooking a meal for Thanksgiving or just showing up to feast, you’re part of a long human history — one that's older than our own species. Some scientists estimate our early human cousins may have been using fire to cook their food almost 2 million...

Scientists try to bolster Great Barrier Reef in warmer world

Nov. 18, 2022 05:30 AM EST

KONOMIE ISLAND, Australia (AP) — Below the turquoise waters off the coast of Australia is one of the world’s natural wonders, an underwater rainbow jungle teeming with life that scientists say is showing some of the clearest signs yet of climate change. The Great Barrier Reef,...

UK polar research ship to make 2nd voyage to Antarctica

Nov. 15, 2022 15:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's polar research ship is preparing for its second voyage to Antarctica to investigate sea level rises and threats to marine biodiversity. Jane Francis, director of British Antarctic Survey, which operates the ship named after naturalist David Attenborough,...

Review: Nick Hornby has affable romp in 'Dickens and Prince'

Nov. 15, 2022 07:48 AM EST

“Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius,” by Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books) Nick Hornby has been writing about pop culture since the 1990s, most famously his obsessive love of soccer in 1992’s “Fever Pitch” and of music in “High Fidelity,” three years later....

Ian ruins man-made reefs, brings algae bloom to Florida

Nov. 01, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Ian not only ravaged southwest Florida on land but was destructive underwater as well. It destroyed man-made reefs and brought along red tide, the harmful algae blooms that kill fish and birds, according to marine researchers who returned last week from a six-day...

Coast Guard: 13 rescued from sinking vessel off Virginia

Oct. 28, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard, a crew of scientists and others launched an air and sea mission to rescue 13 people, including a child, from a fishing vessel just moments before it sank in darkness early Friday in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia, authorities said. ...

Alaska-Australia flight could place bird in record books

Oct. 28, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A young bar-tailed godwit appears to have set a non-stop distance record for migratory birds by flying at least 13,560 kilometers (8,435 miles) from Alaska to the Australian state of Tasmania, a bird expert said Friday. The bird was tagged as a hatchling...

Sparkling fish, murky methods: the global aquarium trade

Oct. 19, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

LES, Indonesia (AP) — After diving into the warm sea off the coast of northern Bali, Indonesia, Made Partiana hovers above a bed of coral, holding his breath and scanning for flashes of color and movement. Hours later, exhausted, he returns to a rocky beach, towing plastic bags filled with his...