Special Security Precautions Announced For Vandenberg Sinking Off Key West
Key West, Florida - May 22, 2009 09:57 EST
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and other law enforcement agencies will escort the decommissioned military ship “Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg” on its final voyage, Tuesday, May 26, weather permitting. The following day, the ship will slip beneath...
Sea Level Rise Threat From West Antarctica Less Than Previously Believed
Bristol, UK - May 14, 2009 16:56 EST
The potential contribution to sea level rise from a collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) have been greatly overestimated, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Scientists estimate global sea level would rise 3.3 metres,...
Shark-Repellent Metal Alloys Available For Sale; 'Able To Reduce Shark Bycatch'
Key West, Florida - May 14, 2009 16:53 EST
SharkDefense Technologies and HEFA Rare Earth Canada, Co. Ltd. announced today that shark-repellent metal alloys are available for sale. The metal alloys are proven to reduce the accidental capture of sharks and are anticipated to benefit many commercial fishing operations.
NOAA Researchers: Blue Whales Re-establishing Former Migration Patterns
Washington, D.C. - May 11, 2009 19:48 EST
Scientists have documented the first known migration of blue whales from the coast of California to areas off British Columbia and the Gulf of Alaska since the end of commercial whaling in 1965. In the scientific journal Marine Mammal Science,...
Florida Homeless Man Arrested In Case Of Sea Turtle Egg Poaching
Palm Beach, Florida - May 8, 2009 17:05 EST
Information gleaned from an early morning traffic stop in Palm Beach on Friday resulted in a multi-agency effort and race against the clock to save more than 100 sea turtle eggs.
A police officer, from the Town of Palm Beach, conducting...