Florida Charter Boat Captain Fined $1,000 for Shooting at Dolphins
Washington, D.C. - Oct 12, 2006 12:53 EST
A Panama City charter boat captain was sentenced on federal charges Tuesday for shooting at dolphins in U.S. waters last October.
Christopher Kevin Weaver, captain of the Leo Too, a charter boat operating out of Treasure Island Marina, was placed...
Thailand Installs Underwater Tsunami Memorial Off Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island, Thailand - Oct 11, 2006 19:58 EST
Thailand’s first underwater tsunami memorial was laid down on the seabed in Tonsai Bay, off Koh Phi Phi Don, in a ceremony on September 30.
The memorial, 1.4 kilometers offshore and at a depth of 20 meters, took about one month...
NOAA Report: Decreased Levels of Toxins in Mollusks; 'Good News'
Washington, D.C. - Oct 11, 2006 12:11 EST
In a new report, the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science research has found a continuing decrease in toxic organic chemicals in mollusks, specifically mussels and oysters, collected at more than 250 sites nationwide. The findings, linked to bans...
NASA Data Captures 'Weak' El Nino's Return in the Pacific
Greenbelt, Maryland - Oct 5, 2006 18:54 EST
NASA satellite data indicates El Niño has returned to the tropical Pacific Ocean, although in a relatively weak condition that may not persist and is currently much less intense than the last major El Niño episode in 1997-1998.
Over the past...
Bush Seeks Ban on Destructive Fishing; 'Bulldozers that Go in the Sea'
Washington, D.C. - Oct 3, 2006 20:08 EST
President Bush called for a halt to destructive fishing on the high seas Tuesday and said the United States will work to eliminate or better regulate practices such as bottom trawling that devastate fish populations and the ocean floor.
NASA Satellite Data Helps Assess the Health of Florida's Coral Reef
Greenbelt, Maryland - Oct 3, 2006 19:09 EST
NASA satellite data was used to help monitor the health of Florida's coral reef as part of a field research effort completed this August and September.
The project was the first comprehensive assessment of the resiliency of reefs along the entire...
ScubaPro recalls 48,500 MK20 regulators
El Cajon, California - Oct 2, 2006 20:02 EST
Scubapro USA, of El Cajon, Calif., said Monday it is recalling about 48,500 of its Scubapro MK 20 first-stage regulators.
That is the part the breathing gear that fits immediately on top of compressed air tanks.
Over-tightening of the Yoke or Din...
Argh! Whale Suspected in Sinking of Fisherman's Boat; 'Moby Dick'
Trenton, New Jersey - Sep 30, 2006 19:40 EST
Authorities suspect a 35-foot humpback whale whose carcass washed up on a southern New Jersey beach this week was the mysterious black object that a group of fishermen say hit their boat before it sank off the Delaware coast a...
NASA Scanning Radar Altimeter Captures Data from Massive Hurricane Waves
Greenbelt, Maryland - Sep 28, 2006 20:17 EST
A hurricane's fury can be relentless, from frightening winds, to torrential rains and flooding. These storms also create enormous ocean waves that are hazardous to ships. And through storm surges of up to 30 feet the storms can demolish shoreline...