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Teenage surfer killed by shark, 2nd in Australia in a week

Jul. 11, 2020 6:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 15-year-old surfer died Saturday when he was mauled by a shark, the second fatal attack in a week in Australia and already at least the fifth this year. Police said the boy was surfing at Wooli Beach, near Grafton, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) north of Sydney in New South Wales state...

FILE - This June 1, 2012 file photo, shows the Sawtooth National Recreation Area near Stanley, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its request asking a federal judge to prohibit an Idaho man from flying his helicopter near work crews building a public trail on an easement crossing private land in central Idaho. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, File)

U.S. drops injunction request in dispute over trail project

Jul. 10, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped a request asking a federal judge to prohibit an Idaho man from flying his helicopter near work crews building a public trail on an easement crossing private land. The department said it accepted Michael Boren’s statements in court...

4 great white sharks detected near Rhode Island shore

Jul. 8, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Researchers at the Atlantic Shark Institute detected four great white sharks Wednesday in the waters near Block Island, Rhode Island. Seven acoustic receivers detected the presence of the sharks, which range in length from 8 to more than 13 feet, in the waters near the island, the...

Fish with a warden sessions offered through September

Jul. 6, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering anglers a chance to fish with a game warden in order to get fishing tips or questions answered about the sport. The department is holding “Fish with a Warden” sessions through September across the state. "We know...

Dredging project underway at Indiana park lagoon

Jul. 5, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A lagoon in an Indiana park has been partially drained and now undergoing a dredging project as part of a larger plan to improve the recreation area. The dredging at a lagoon in Lafayette's Columbian Park park is expected to be done in October, the Journal and Courier reported. Crews...

Hospitality industry may suffer from foreign visa suspension

Jul. 5, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — After hosting exchange students from all over the world for the last 15 years, Whitefish resident Sue Moll will have a much quieter house this ski season. Every year, Moll hosts foreign J-1 visa workers who travel to the U.S. to work at Whitefish Mountain Resort (WMR) as part of a...

Overfished bluefish subject to less harvest in '20, '21

Jul. 4, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Bluefish are overfished, and federal regulators are cutting the amount that fishermen can harvest in the coming years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said commercial fishermen will be able to bring 2.77 million pounds of the fish to land in 2020 and 2021. That's...

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...

Indiana farm touts genetically modified, fast-growing salmon

Jul. 4, 2020 8:54 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A fish farming pioneer in Albany, Indiana, says it expects to harvest genetically modified salmon at its indoor facility in the fourth quarter of this year. AquaBounty Technologies developed the AquAdvantage salmon to grow faster than conventional Atlantic salmon. “We’re...

In this image from a video, the covered body is placed on a cliff near Indian Head, Australia Saturday, July 4, 2020. A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. (AuBC/CHANNEL 7/CHANNEL 9 via AP)

Scuba diver killed in Australia shark attack

Jul. 4, 2020 5:47 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A 20-year-old scuba diver died Saturday after being attacked by a shark off the coast of Australia’s Queensland state, authorities said. The man was attacked at around 2 p.m. near Indian Head on the eastern side of Fraser Island. A doctor and nurse at the scene provided first aid until...