Study: Septic Tanks Affect Coastal Water Quality; 'It Is What We Expected'
Palo Alto, California - Mar 11, 2009 21:29 EST
California Sea Grant researchers have strong evidence that septic tanks in Northern California are leaking nitrogen and phosphate into coastal waters that can trigger algal blooms.
Reporting in the journal Limnology and Oceanography, they report finding elevated levels of these “nutrients”...
Three Louisiana Fishers Face Fines, Jail For Having 85 Sharks On Their Boat
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Mar 4, 2009 12:42 EST
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited three Louisiana men for allegedly possessing over the limit of shark on Feb. 19.
Agents stopped a commercial fishing vessel for license compliance during a National Marine Fisheries Service joint enforcement...
Curious Gold 'Flowerette' Artifact Discovered On Santa Margarita Shipwreck
Key West, Florida - Feb 18, 2009 21:24 EST
The crew of Keith Webb’s Blue Water Ventures Key West, joint-venture partners of Mel Fishers Treasures, have discovered the first gold treasure of the 2009 search and recovery season, a gold “flowerette” of jewelry, and an intriguing square of decorative...
NASA Unveils 'One-stop' Hurricane Web Page; 'Hurricanes Can Be Scary'
Greenbelt, Maryland - Feb 17, 2009 20:55 EST
Hurricanes and tropical cyclones develop in various places around the world all year 'round, and NASA's Hurricane/Tropical Cyclone Web page covers them. The web page offers daily storm updates and satellite images, latest research, stunning video animations, educational tools, scientist...