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Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife

Nov. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet (0.76 meters). In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested. University of Washington researchers left Nome on Nov. 7 on...

9 Great white sharks suddenly show up near the Carolinas

Nov. 19, 2019 2:11 PM EST

OUTER BANKS, N.C. (AP) — It’s not officially Shark Week but for trackers along the East Coast, several great white sharks are putting on a show. The Charlotte Observer reports nine sharks tagged by the ocean data-gathering organization OCEARCH have appeared near the coast in a five-day span,...

Correction: Tribe-Whaling story

Nov. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about the Makah Tribe’s effort to resume whaling in Washington state, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Makah is the only tribe with a treaty right to hunt whales. While the Makah is the only tribe whose treaty specifically mentions a right to hunt...

Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop

Nov. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to native species, according to a new study. Analysis of nearly 20 years of population data suggests the carp...

Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

Nov. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST

A plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Mexico is close to becoming a law, drawing cheers from environmental groups who believe leaving the corals alone would help vulnerable ocean ecosystems to grow. The plan would create 21 protected areas off the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida....

American diver survives shark attack off Mexico Baja beach

Nov. 11, 2019 7:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.S. diver suffered a shark bite on the forearm after being attacked Monday in Magdalena Bay off the Baja California Sur coast. The Mexican navy did not release the man's name or hometown, though it said he is 23 years old. The navy said the man was diving in the Pacific near San...

Dow agrees to $77M environmental settlement in Michigan

Nov. 8, 2019 7:14 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dow Chemical Co. has agreed to fund environmental restoration projects worth an estimated $77 million to compensate for decades of pollution by its plant in Midland, Michigan, officials said Friday. A deal between the company and government agencies calls for improvements to...

'Fish fence' being tested in Kentucky to stop Asian carp

Nov. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EST

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are hoping a noise-making, bubbling "fish fence" will help stop the spread of destructive Asian carp. At Kentucky's Barkley Dam on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others gathered to commission the new bioacoustic fish fence near a lock at the...

System to block invasive fish installed in Kentucky lake

Nov. 1, 2019 4:18 AM EDT

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say they've installed a riverbed bubbler and sound system in a lake as an experimental and environmentally friendly way to keep an invasive fish from spreading. The Paducah Sun reports federal, state and local officials are holding an event on Nov. 8 to showcase...

Swedes used towels, rope on Britons' shark bite injuries

Oct. 30, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two Swedish nurses say they used towels and rope to stop the bleeding from two British men's injuries in a shark attack on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The men had been snorkeling Tuesday in the Whitsunday Islands when a shark bit off one man's foot and mauled the other man's...