Hurricane Experts Wary of Huge Mass of Warm Water in the Atlantic
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Jul 12, 2006 13:28 EST
A large section of the North Atlantic that's about three degrees above normal has made weather forecasters wary this hurricane season.
A mild winter and prevailing southerly winds have had an impact on an area about 1,000 kilometres by 1,000 kilometres,...
Group: Imported Tuna May Have Mercury Levels Over the FDA Limit
Washington, D.C. - Jul 11, 2006 10:22 EST
Many imports of canned tuna have mercury levels higher than the federal limit, according to analysis by an environmental group.
Defenders of Wildlife found the highest levels of mercury in tuna from Ecuador and Mexico - countries known for setting nets...
Research: Catastrophic 'Lake Burst' Chilled Climate 8,200 Years Ago
East Anglia, UK - Jun 29, 2006 20:39 EST
Ocean circulation changes during the present warm interglacial were more extensive than previously thought, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Cardiff University.
The findings, reported in this week's edition of the international journal Science (30...
Shark attack kills surfer in Brazil; femoral artery ruptured
Recife, Brazil - Jun 18, 2006 19:08 EST
A surfer in Brazil has died after a shark bit him in the left thigh.
Humberto Pessoa Batista, 27, was with about 30 other surfers about 50ft from a beach in the city of Olinda when he was attacked, firefighters told...
Guinness: India Park Home to World's Largest Crocodile; 23 Feet
Bhitarkanika, India - Jun 14, 2006 22:56 EST
The Bhitarkanika Park on the Orissa coast has achieved the rare distinction of housing the world's largest salt water crocodile measuring about 23 feet.
What has delighted the wildlife lovers and wildlife officials in the state is that the largest crocodile...
Harmful Algal Blooms Monitored from Space in Chile
Santiago, Chile - Jun 14, 2006 21:56 EST
Chile is currently the world's largest producer of farmed salmon and has a burgeoning mussel culture industry that is supplying a growing world market. However, the country's marine aquaculture sector is vulnerable to Harmful Algal Blooms, which occur when some...
Scubapro Regulators Recalled Over Drowning Risk
El Cajon, California - Jun 7, 2006 22:35 EST
California`s Scubapro said Wednesday it was recalling 670 of its X650 second-stage regulators.
A manufacturing error could cause the main housing of some regulators, which divers place in their mouths to breathe, to change shape over time, which could cause the...
Study: Colorful, Rare-Patterned Male Guppies Have Survival Advantage in the Wild
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois - May 31, 2006 21:43 EST
Any owner of a freshwater aquarium likely has had guppies (Poecilia reticulata), those small brightly colored fish with a propensity for breeding. Now guppy populations manipulated in natural habitats in Trinidad have taught researchers an evolutionary lesson on the survival...
Iraq's marshes show progress toward recovery
Durham, North Carolina - May 30, 2006 21:10 EST
Reflooding of Iraq's destroyed Mesopotamian marshes since 2003 has resulted in a "remarkable rate of reestablishment" of native invertebrates, plants, fish, and birds, according to an article in the June issue of BioScience. Curtis J. Richardson of Duke University and...