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To capture catfish forced to the surface by a low-frequency electric current, researchers in a fast chase boat swoop in with dip nets to scoop them up before they get away, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 near Leon, W.Va. (John McCoy/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

Researchers use 'shocking' method to capture catfish

Jul. 4, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

LEON, W.Va. (AP) — With its two spider-like electrodes dangling into the water, the big boat idled along slowly. “There!” one of the men on the boat yelled, pointing toward a spot 20 yards away where a catfish skittered across the surface. A smaller boat zoomed toward the fish, and a man in...

This 2014 microscope photo provided by Dr. F. Dahlke shows 1.5 mm diameter eggs of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Global warming looks like it will be a far bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought, since a study led by Dahlke released on Thursday, July 2, 2020 shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are far more vulnerable to hotter water. (Dr. F. Dahlke via AP)

Fish more vulnerable to warming water than first thought

Jul. 2, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

Global warming looks like it will be a bigger problem for the world’s fish species than scientists first thought: A new study shows that when fish are spawning or are embryos they are more vulnerable to hotter water. With medium-level human-caused climate change expected by the end of the century, the...

Group warns of harmful algae found in Charles River

Jun. 27, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A conservation group is warning the public to beware of a toxic blue-green algae found in the Charles River. The Charles River Watershed Association issued a public health advisory after the algae was found at sites from the Massachusetts Ave Bridge to the Museum of Science. The group says...

Colleges seek to rename buildings tied to SC’s racist past

Jun. 22, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — As thousands gathered June 13 on Clemson University’s Bowman Field to march for racial equality and justice, the looming Tillman Hall cast a long shadow over the grassy area. Days earlier, the school’s trustees had voted to ask legislators’ permission to restore...

Study identifies lakes at risk of illegal fish introduction

Jun. 14, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A recent study found a way to identify lakes and other bodies of water in northwest Montana that are at high risk of illegal fish introductions, which can threaten native species. The study will allow state fish managers to improve patrols in high risk areas. Standing next to...

Scientists teaming up for 5-year juvenile shark study

Jun. 9, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Shark researchers from three states are launching a five-year study of juvenile great white sharks off the coast of southern New England and Long Island, New York, to better understand their life cycle, according to a published report. “A better understanding of these younger...

Groups seek to stop copper mine near popular Montana river

Jun. 4, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Conservation groups want a Montana court to cancel the approval of a long-disputed copper mine that they say would pollute a tributary of one of the state's most popular recreational rivers. Montana Trout Unlimited and other groups filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging state officials...

This image released by CBS All Access shows, from left, Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Anson Mount as Captain Pike of the the CBS All Access series

Kirk 2.0: Capt. Pike of new ‘Star Trek’ a welcome new icon

May. 24, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

In the beginning, in the "Star Trek” universe, there was only Captain Kirk. At least to the general public. When the Starship Enterprise first whooshed across American television screens on Sept. 8, 1966, William Shatner’s James T. Kirk was the smart leader sitting in the captain’s chair. He...

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, marine mammal rescue staffers release

Rehabilitated manatees returned to Florida Keys waters

May. 21, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Two rehabilitated manatees were returned to Florida Keys waters Wednesday. Staff from Dolphin Research Center’s Manatee Rescue Team, and volunteers with Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, assisted with the rescues and assisted with...

Gray whale washes ashore west of Seattle

May. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A gray whale carcass washed ashore on Bainbridge Island west of Seattle on Tuesday. The whale appeared to be an adult and had been dead for a while, said Michael Milstein, spokesman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries West Coast region. It was not immediately...