Latest Atlantic Ocean News

Big changes about small fish are in store for fishermen

Sep. 25, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

Fisheries managers are adopting a host of potentially major changes for Atlantic herring, an economically important fish that serves as a key part of the ocean ecosystem in New England. Atlantic herring is a small, schooling fish that is the target of an industry that collects more than 100 million pounds (45...

Florence: an unwelcome visitor who refuses to leave

Sep. 25, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — For many living near South Carolina's coast, Florence is the visitor they never wanted who now refuses to leave. Eleven days after the once-fierce hurricane arrived on the coast, and more than a week after it blew north and dissipated, rivers swollen by its relentless rains are...

Body of missing swimmer from Ohio found off Duck

Sep. 24, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

DUCK, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an Ohio man who disappeared last weekend while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean has been found. The town of Duck said the body of 35-year-old Kyler Miles of Miamisburg, Ohio, was found around 4:12 a.m. Monday. Last Saturday, Duck Surf Rescue, Duck Fire and Police...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

Sep. 22, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is moving rapidly westward. In an 11 a.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk was 450 miles (724 kilometers)...

The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

Sep. 20, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 9 p.m. The new owner of the NFL's Carolina Panthers has announced an initial package to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in North and South Carolina. Owner David Tepper and Panthers Charities announced the donations in a news...

Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Sep. 20, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina. Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the...

Navy: Sailor was struck by propeller on carrier flight deck

Sep. 19, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a sailor who died aboard an aircraft carrier was struck by the turning propeller of a plane. The Navy said in a statement on Wednesday that Airman Apprentice Joseph Min Naglak had just secured an E-2C Hawkeye radar plane to the flight deck. Naglak's death occurred...

The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

Sep. 14, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami...

The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

Sep. 13, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph). The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds and a...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...