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Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean 'snot palaces'

Jun. 3, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

KENSINGTON, Maryland (AP) — Master builders of the sea construct the equivalent of a complex five-story house that protects them from predators and funnels and filters food for them — all from snot coming out of their heads. And when these delicate mucus homes get clogged, the tadpole-looking...

Dead zone prediction: Larger than average; not near record

Jun. 3, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — High rivers and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus from farm and urban runoff mean a larger than average oxygen-starved “dead zone” is likely this year in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers said Wednesday. But the predicted area for an area with too little oxygen for...

Detectives still looking for parents of baby found in ocean

Jun. 3, 2020 7:42 AM EDT

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two years after the body of an infant was found floating in the Atlantic Ocean, investigators are still working to solve the case. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is asking the public, once again, for help in identifying the baby, known as “Baby June" because her...

The swollen Los Esclavos River flows violently during tropical storm Amanda in Cuilapa, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in the flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms, flood threat for Mexico

Jun. 2, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, bringing some flooding to Mexico's southern Gulf coast and threatening more deadly inundations farther inland. Cristobal was the earliest third named storm of an Atlantic hurricane season on record; in 2016,...

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in southern Gulf of Mexico, threat of dangerous flooding

Jun. 2, 2020 1:00 PM EDT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal forms in southern Gulf of Mexico, threat of dangerous flooding.

Depression forms in Gulf, heavy rain threat for south Mexico

Jun. 2, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression that formed Monday in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to become a tropical storm in coming hours that could bring heavy rains and flash flooding to parts of southern Mexico and Central America. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the depression was centered late Monday...

Feds to provide boost to lobster, crab, whelk projects

May. 27, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing more than $2 million to several institutions on the East Coast for fishery projects designed to accomplish goals such as expanding the green crab harvest and reducing mortality on the lobster supply chain. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Honolulu to delay planned stormwater utility fee for a year

May. 26, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu will delay a planned stormwater utility fee and fund until after Hawaii’s economy improves from the impact of the coronavirus, officials said. The city plans to continue a second series of community meetings this week about a proposal to improve storm water management and to...

2 dozen Maine nonprofit groups to get grants amid pandemic

May. 25, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A community foundation in Maine is providing more than $200,000 in grants to a marine science institution, a gay advocacy group and others. The Maine Community Foundation said it's giving the grants to 24 nonprofits in the state. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland will...

Man dies in latest shooting on Myrtle Beach tourist strip

May. 25, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has died after he was shot near the main tourist strip in Myrtle Beach, the third shooting in the area in a little more than a week. The Horry County coroner tells The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that Cadric Elmore Jr. of Greenwood was found shot to death early...