Research: Plastics Suspect In Lobster Disease; Breakdown May Be Interfering With Molt
Woods Hole, Massachusetts - Aug 13, 2008 18:29 EST
The search for what causes a debilitating shell disease affecting lobsters from Long Island Sound to Maine has led one Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) visiting scientist to suspect environmental alkyphenols, formed primarily by the breakdown of hard transparent plastics.
Museum Exhibit To Honor History-Making Quadriplegic Diver
Islamorada, Florida - Aug 1, 2008 18:42 EST
Showcasing the unparalleled story of Matt Johnston and his one-of-a-kind dive gear, a "Diving a Dream" exhibit is set to open Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Florida Keys History of Diving Museum in Islamorada.
Johnston, of Woodbury, Minn., made diving history...
Study: Reefs Come 'Unglued' In Oceans With High Carbon Dioxide
Washington, D.C. - Jul 28, 2008 20:35 EST
Cements that bind individual coral skeletons and larger coral reef structures are predominantly absent in waters with naturally high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), making these reefs highly susceptible to a wearing down of their physical framework, say scientists with...
Lake Creature With 'Legs' Stumps Floridians; 'Freaked Out A Little Bit'
Ocoee, Florida - Jul 28, 2008 20:21 EST
A fish-like creature with "legs" caught in a Central Florida lake over the weekend sparked a flood of controversy.
Shawna Mitchell said she was fishing on Starke Lake in Ocoee when she pulled something strange out of the water.
Indian Fishermen Net 10-ton 'White' Shark; 'It Is Not Edible'
Madurai, India - Jul 15, 2008 18:21 EST
A 10-ton white shark was netted by fishermen, 30 nautical miles from Therezpuram coastal village in Tuticorin district Monday.
The fishermen pulled the shark from the deep sea to about 25 feet from the shore, after which they found it...