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The Latest: Type of shark that bit tourist not confirmed

Apr. 23, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a woman being bitten by a shark in Hawaii (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Hawaii officials say the type of shark that bit a tourist in the thigh has not been confirmed. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources spokesman Dan Dennison says a 65-year-old...

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

Apr. 22, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — 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...

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

Apr. 18, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. Little is known about the watery...

Kentucky officials stock cutthroat trout in Cumberland River

Apr. 17, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has introduced 38,000 cutthroat trout into the Cumberland River, the first time the fish has been stocked in Kentucky. The agency says the fish came from a hatchery in Arkansas, at no cost. Crews with state Fish and Wildlife...

Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists

Apr. 13, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic Ocean, freeze saltwater and push sea ice south. The ice normally prevents...

The Latest: Cuomo slams environment agency on Hudson cleanup

Apr. 11, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the Environmental Protection Agency's decision not to compel General Electric to restart dredging in the Hudson River (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to hold General Electric accountable for cleaning...

Police detain 5 for critically endangered eel smuggling

Apr. 11, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have detained five men, including two Chinese citizens and a customs official, on suspicion of smuggling a critically endangered species of eel. Police said Thursday that four of the suspects allegedly purchased 60 kilograms (132 pounds) of...

Biologists: Killing hungry sea lions saving imperiled fish

Apr. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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, biologists said Thursday. The Oregon Department of Fish and...

Groups sue to restrict salmon fishing, help Northwest orcas

Apr. 3, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — 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...

Bait crisis could take the steam out of lobster this summer

Mar. 31, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — 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...