Latest Oceans News

US Coast Guard suspends search for pilot in Gulf of Mexico

Oct. 21, 2019 6:27 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has called off a search in the Gulf of Mexico for a pilot who flew a small aircraft hundreds of miles beyond its intended destination in Louisiana. The search for 63-year-old Steven Stone Schumacher was suspended Sunday. Officials said his family reported him missing...

Foundation: Sea level rise leads to island center's closure

Oct. 20, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

GREAT FOX ISLAND, Va. (AP) — An environmental group says sea level rise and erosion are bringing an end to the use of an education center on an island in the Chesapeake Bay. The Capital Gazette reports the Chesapeake Bay Foundation recently announced that this fall is the last season for its Fox Island...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

Artist uses 'historic' markers to raise climate awareness

Oct. 19, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that...

Washington state seismologists propose new tracking sensors

Oct. 18, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state seismologists have proposed new earthquake sensors amid concerns about a lack of monitoring technology offshore. KOMO-TV reported Thursday that state seismologists submitted the proposal to the International Ocean Drilling Program to add four new sensors a thousand feet...

Tropical Storm Nestor has formed in the Gulf of Mexico; storm surge, high winds expected along US Gulf Coast

Oct. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Nestor has formed in the Gulf of Mexico; storm surge, high winds expected along US Gulf Coast.

The Latest: Tropical storm expected to develop in Gulf

Oct. 17, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 10:55 p.m. A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm Friday as it moves toward the northern U.S. Gulf Coast. On Thursday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm was about 445 miles...

Swimmer dies after being rescued from Florida ocean

Oct. 14, 2019 3:25 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man has died after rescuers pulled him out of the ocean in Florida. The 27-year-old was swimming in the ocean Saturday night when he became distressed. Jacksonville Beach police say he was in cardiac arrest when he was pulled from the ocean. Rescuers performed...

Tropical Storm Melissa moving into open Atlantic Ocean

Oct. 13, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Melissa is moving away from the U.S. East Coast into the open Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane center in Miami says Melissa was still causing dangerous swells along much of the coast Sunday. The storm was about 360 miles (580 kilometers) south-southeast of Halifax, nova...

Family on SC vacation pulls 44 pounds of cocaine from ocean

Oct. 9, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

FRIPP ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A family visiting South Carolina fished a big package from the ocean, took it to their rental home and opened it up, finding about 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of cocaine. Beaufort County Sheriff's Maj. Bob Bromage told news outlets Monday that the family was walking along Fripp...