Exclusive! Necropsy Photos Released from World Record Pregnant Hammerhead Shark
Miami, Florida - Aug 8, 2006 11:24 EST
Underwatertimes.com has obtained photographs from the necropsy of the world-record great hammerhead shark caught by a recreational fishermen in May off Boca Grande, Florida. The necropsy was performed by scientists at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida.
Researcher: Rare Bottom-Breathing Turtles Can Stay Submerged Up to a Week
Queensland, Australia - Aug 4, 2006 18:16 EST
The endangered Mary River Turtle has learned the perfect way to avoid being eaten — stay underwater.
University of Queensland PhD student Natalie Mathie, who has been studying Mary River hatchlings for the last two years, has shown that the turtle...
Woman Punches "Aggressive" Otter as it Attacks Dog
Boca Raton, Florida - Aug 4, 2006 18:09 EST
A woman said she was walking her two dogs near the water when an aggressive otter attacked one of her dogs, yanking it into the water.
Leah Vanon of west Boca Raton, said she was walking her Labrador retriever and her...
Study: Caribbean Sea Turtle Assessments Are Too Optimistic; 99% Drop in Population
Washington, D.C. - Aug 1, 2006 22:45 EST
Current conservation assessments of endangered Caribbean sea turtles are too optimistic, according to Loren McClenachan and colleagues from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. McClenachan, Jeremy Jackson and Marah Newman agree that conservation efforts since the 1970's have dramatically helped increase...
Scientists Wage War on the Rusty Crayfish; 'The Aquatic Plants are Back'
Madison, Wisconsin - Jul 31, 2006 22:34 EST
The rusty crayfish - a voracious, bullying exotic that has visited ecological havoc on numerous Wisconsin lakes - may have finally met its match.
Since its introduction to Wisconsin waters sometime in the 1950s, the crayfish has spread to thousands of...
Scientists: Stretching Faults Explain New Type of Ocean Floor Formation
Leeds, United Kingdom - Jul 27, 2006 21:13 EST
For the first time, scientists have found regions of the earth's crust which are stretching apart to form new sea floor; their findings are published in Nature today (27 July). Most new ocean floor is made when undersea volcanic activity...
Global Coral Reef Assessment Built on NASA Images; 'A First Step'
Greenbelt, Maryland - Jul 26, 2006 23:11 EST
A first-of-its-kind survey of how well the world's coral reefs are being protected was made possible by a unique collection of NASA views from space.
A team of international researchers using NASA satellite images compiled an updated inventory of all "marine...
Teen Uses Discovery Channel Trick to Escape the Jaws of Alligator
Deland, Florida - Jul 24, 2006 21:50 EST
A 16-year-old being dragged into a Central Florida lake by an 11-foot alligator used a tip he watched on a Discovery Channel show to break free and save his life, according to a news report.
Corey Workman was in a remote...
Dozen Stitches as Man Claims Shark Bite Off South Carolina Coast
Hilton Head, South Carolina - Jul 21, 2006 19:19 EST
An Ohio man says he was bitten by a shark while swimming off Hilton Head Island this week.
Authorities have not confirmed Dallas Jackson was attacked by a shark.
But the Sylvania, Ohio, man has no doubt he was bitten. Jackson says...
Man Catches Mystery Fish with Human-Like Teeth in Texas Lake
Tyler, Texas - Jul 20, 2006 09:02 EST
Late Tuesday afternoon, a fisherman hooked a fish he says he`s never seen before and lake officials are just as amazed: a 20-pound fish with what looks like human teeth.
Scott Curry has caught thousands of fish at Buffalo Springs...
China Launches Biggest-Ever Oceanic Environment Survey
Beijing, China - Jul 16, 2006 17:33 EST
China, hungry for oil and minerals, has launched its fourth and biggest-ever oceanic environment survey to probe the conditions of its vast maritime space.
The survey will last two years and cover 1.02 million square kilometres of sea area off China's...