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Research: Over 15,000 Shipwrecks Lie Buried on the Irish Seabed
Dublin, Ireland - Feb 7, 2006 18:35 EST

Lustiania, the Cunard Line steamer sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Cork in 1915 drowning all 1,200 on board, is one of the most famous shipwrecks in Irish waters. But a new study has discovered that the...
 
Researchers: Parachuting Allows Krill to Eat and Run
Cambridge, United Kingdom - Feb 6, 2006 19:18 EST

Antarctic researchers have recorded a novel behavior in krill that may help regulate greenhouse gases. Antarctic krill, one of the largest animal resources on Earth, parachute into the deeper layers of the ocean many times a night and sequester large...
 
Scientists Trace Origin Of Shark's Electric Sense; 'Our fishy ancestors had the anatomy for it'
Gainsville, Florida - Feb 6, 2006 18:53 EST

Sharks are known for their almost uncanny ability to detect electrical signals while hunting and navigating. Now researchers have traced the origin of those electrosensory powers to the same type of embryonic cells that gives rise to many head and facial...
 
First as Brit Pair's Carp Conquers Japanese Koi Show; 'Our Fish is Superb'
Sheffield, U.K. - Feb 4, 2006 17:41 EST

Property developer Mark, of Lodge Moor, and his London-based partner in fish Martin Plows have become the first westerners ever to win the All Japan Koi Show, the equal of the football World Cup in carp circles. Mark, who has kept...
 
Woman Who Caught Shark While Ice Fishing Lacked Proper Shark Fishing Permit, Faces Fine
Ste-Rose-Du-Nord, Quebec - Feb 4, 2006 17:30 EST

The woman who caught a shark the size of a small car while ice fishing earlier this week could be fined because she didn't have the proper fishing permits. Diane Guillemette was fishing with her partner in the Saguenay fiord -...
 
Deaths Push Rare Asia DolphinsNearer to Extinction; 'This is Terrible News'
Gland, Switzerland - Feb 3, 2006 19:16 EST

The death of ten Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River in Cambodia is raising serious concerns about the survival of this already critically endangered population, warns WWF. The global conservation organization estimates that there are only 80–100 Irrawaddy dolphins left in...
 
Whale soul for sale -- one tragic owner
London, England - Feb 3, 2006 19:08 EST

It used to be a practice confined to pacts with the devil, but now an anonymous vendor in America is offering to sell the soul of the London whale. The Northern Bottlenosed Whale died two weeks ago after swimming up the...
 
One fish, two fish: New sensor improves fish counts
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Feb 2, 2006 18:38 EST

Researchers at MIT have found a new way of looking beneath the ocean surface that could help definitively determine whether fish populations are shrinking. A remote sensor system developed by Associate Professor Nicholas Makris of mechanical engineering, along with others at...
 
Shark kills US Peace Corps worker in Tonga
Tu’anuku Village, Tonga - Feb 2, 2006 18:31 EST

Reports from Tonga say a US Peace Corps Volunteer died in Vava’u on Wednesday after losing a leg in a shark attack in the water off the village of Tu’anuku. Tessa Horan was 24 years old and from New Mexico, and...
 
Tropical Fish Found with 'Allah' and 'Mohammed' Markings on Its Side
Rossendale, UK - Feb 1, 2006 20:01 EST

A pet shop owner was stunned to find markings spelling out Allah in Arabic on the body of a tropical fish. A customer spotted the markings on the side of an Oscar fish in a tank at Walker Aquatics in Waterfoot,...
 
Quebec woman lands shark while ice fishing; 'It’s not something we see often'
Sainte-Rose du Nord, Quebec - Feb 1, 2006 19:36 EST

A shark the size of a car has been reeled in by a woman out for a day of ice fishing. The whopper — a Greenland shark, which isn’t dangerous — is so big it had to be pulled from the...
 
Aussie inventor claims creation of electronic shark barrier; 'It's just like a rope'
Queensland, Australia - Feb 1, 2006 19:29 EST

An inventor on Queensland's Gold Coast says he has come up with a way to protect swimmers and surfers from sharks. Bill Morrison says he approached the State Government to trial the 'beach barrier', but never received a response. Last month, 21-year-old...
 
Aussie Croc Killed After Jumping on Passing SUV; 'No Time to React'
Jabiru, Australia - Feb 1, 2006 19:12 EST

A saltwater crocodile has launched itself at a vehicle in Kakadu National Park, sparking an unusual warning from rangers. Croc expert Garry Lindner said the episode – on the Kakadu Highway near Jabiru last week – followed a swag of reports...
 
Dog Trainer Teaches Sharks Some Table Manners at Dutch Zoo
Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Feb 1, 2006 00:00 EST

Biology student Kavita Khemlani is a dog trainer in her spare time. For her studies, she works with animals that she can’t pet if they do their tricks right. Amazingly, she managed to teach the bullsharks and blacknose...
 
Water Can Used on London Whale Sold on eBay for 2,050
London, England - Feb 1, 2006 00:00 EST

The watering can used to hydrate the whale stranded in the Thames has been sold on online auction site eBay for 2,050. All proceeds will go to the British Divers Marine Life Rescue which led the operation to save the creature. The...
 
DAN Vows to Protect Bent Divers In Spite of Insurance Disputes with Chamber Owner
Durham, North Carolina - Jan 31, 2006 00:00 EST

In a press release today, Diver's Alert Network (DAN) vowed that they will continue to support members despite a billing dispute with a chamber owner. In the unlikely event of a diving injury, DAN has promised that members will...
 
Despite rescue effort, Maine salmon may be facing extinction
Maine - Jan 31, 2006 00:00 EST

Maine salmon might be facing extinction despite a $20 million, five-year rescue effort and inclusion on the federal government's list of endangered species. The recovery program has focused on restocking Maine's rivers with native salmon bred in a hatchery, but few...
 
Chronic oil pollution takes toll on seabirds along South American coast
Seattle, Washington - Jan 31, 2006 00:00 EST

The old adage tells that oil doesn't mix with water. It doesn't do much for creatures in the water either, as demonstrated by new research on the effects of water-borne oil on seabirds along the Atlantic Coast in Brazil, Uruguay...
 
Study: Human Ears Evolved from Fish Gills; 'Missing Link' Fossil Examined
Uppsala, Sweden - Jan 30, 2006 00:00 EST

Your ability to hear relies on a structure that got its start as a gill opening in fish, a new study reveals. Humans and other land animals have special bones in their ears that are crucial to hearing. Ancient fish used...
 
Two new lakes found beneath Antarctic ice sheet; could contain unique ecosystems
Lake Vostok, Antarctica - Jan 30, 2006 00:00 EST

Lying beneath more than two miles of Antarctic ice, Lake Vostok may be the best-known and largest subglacial lake in the world, but it is not alone down there. Scientists have identified more than 145 other lakes trapped under the...
 
Hurricane Spawns Shark-mating Frenzy; 'They Decided to Begin Copulating'
West Palm Beach, Florida - Jan 28, 2006 00:00 EST

When Wilma swept through the area, knocking out power to the museum's McGinty Aquarium for several hours, the pair of white-spotted bamboo sharks knew what to do when the lights went out, and when they came back on. "The mating was...
 
Flap Over Fishes in Deciding Who's the Smallest of Them All; 'Would that be Length, Volume or Weight'
Seattle, Washington - Jan 28, 2006 00:00 EST

The authors of a paper in this week's Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Section B, who say their 7.9 mm-long fish from a peat swamp in Southeast Asia is the smallest fish and vertebrate known, have failed to...
 
Rare Megamouth Shark Netted in the Philippines; Only 35th Recorded Specimen in the World
Bayawan City, The Philippines - Jan 27, 2006 15:35 EST

Hundreds of residents of Bayawan City in southern Oriental Negros woke up yesterday to the sight of the biggest fish they ever saw following the accidental capture by fishermen of a rare five-meter megamouth shark. The shark, which was estimated to...
 
Tuna Industry Confirms FDA Findings on Safety of Canned Tuna
Washington, D.C. - Jan 27, 2006 00:00 EST

The U.S. Tuna Foundation today called the continuing series of reports in the Chicago Tribune irresponsible journalism designed to alarm the public about a healthy and popular food when all government studies in the U.S. and abroad confirm that canned...
 
US tourist scuba diving in Jamaica goes missing, feared drowned; 'we are hoping for the best'
Negril, Jamaica - Jan 26, 2006 00:00 EST

The Westmoreland police fear that a missing American visitor who was vacationing at Grand Lido, Negril may have drowned after he went scuba diving with a friend three days ago. The missing man has been identified as Gregory Grethen 55 years...
 
Cargo Ship Runs Aground at Philippines' Apo Reef National Park
Apo Island, Philippines - Jan 26, 2006 00:00 EST

STRONG WINDS and rains caused by a low pressure area drove a Manila-bound Indonesian vessel from Malaysia to run aground at the Apo Reef Natural Park, a protected area in Occidental Mindoro. The 2,003-ton M/V Marthen hit parts of the Apo...
 
Scientists Discover the World's Smallest Fish; 'It's Tiny, It Lives in Acid'
London, England - Jan 25, 2006 00:00 EST

Scientists have discovered the world's smallest fish on record in an acidic peat swamp in Indonesia, with a see-through body and a head that is unprotected by a skeleton, researchers said Wednesday. Mature females of the Paedocypris progenetica, a member of...
 
Researchers: Killers Whales Demonstrate 'Cultural Learning'
Snowbird, Utah - Jan 25, 2006 00:00 EST

Killer whales, which lure gulls by setting traps, are now among the animal species known to demonstrate “cultural learning,” a phenomenon in which animals of the same species learn from other members of their group. The new discovery was made by...
 
12 hungry crocs die at Zimbabwe farm, more rescued
Harare, ZImbabwe - Jan 25, 2006 00:00 EST

At least 12 crocodiles have starved to death at a Zimbabwe farm, while more than 250 have been rescued, the Herald newspaper said on Wednesday. It said the reptiles were at a farm owned by the chief executive of the Zimbabwe...
 
Rare Bit of Whale Vomit May Net Aussie Family over $1 Million
Streaky Bay, Australia - Jan 24, 2006 00:00 EST

A family on South Australia's west coast has discovered a rare specimen of whale vomit on the beach that is tipped to be worth over $1 million. The specimen, known scientifically as ambergris, is sought after by perfume companies and worth...
 
Bends Bummer: Bahamas Recompression Chamber Dumps US DAN Insurance
Nassau, Bahamas - Jan 23, 2006 00:00 EST

In a press release effective today, the Bahamas Hyperbaric Centre, LTD announced that they will no longer accept the Divers Alert Network (DAN) America insurance for payment of diving related injuries. All divers traveling to the Bahamas are advised to...
 
Watering Can from River Thames Whale Rescue Put for Bid on Ebay
London, England - Jan 23, 2006 00:00 EST

The whale's would-be rescuers call it a "symbol of hope," but really it's a small, bright red plastic watering can of the sort usually favored by gardeners. On Monday, the can - which was used to moisten the skin of a...
 
Study: Killifish thrive on pollution
New Bedford, Massachusetts - Jan 23, 2006 00:00 EST

New Bedford Harbor in Massachusetts is one of the most toxic bodies of water in the United States, yet it is home to a thriving population of killifish. "You'd think nothing, absolutely nothing, would be able to live in New Bedford...
 
Scuttled: Family Feud Threatens to Sink Cousteau's Legacy
La Rochelle, France - Jan 22, 2006 00:00 EST

In an obscure corner of the old trawler harbour of La Rochelle, hidden from view by the building-site that was once the city’s fish-market and forgotten by all but a devoted few, lie the rotting remains of one of the...
 
Government Tests Confirm Mercury Levels in Canned Tuna Are Low
Washington, D.C. - Jan 20, 2006 00:00 EST

Underscoring the safety of canned tuna for all Americans, new findings from the government's food safety agency -- the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -- confirm that canned tuna contains mercury levels that are very low and are considerably less than...
 
Lebanese diver saves endangered guitar shark from certain death
Beirut, Lebanon - Jan 20, 2006 00:00 EST

The Sport Diver magazine - a National Geographic affiliate - featured, in its December issue, the story of a Lebanese diver who saved an endangered shark in Mauritius. Naji Cherabieh, a scuba diver with over 12 years of experience in...
 
Diving Pair Claims World Record with 205m Plunge; 'It is a Dice with Death'
Red Sea, Egypt - Jan 19, 2006 00:00 EST

A diver from Borehamwood has plunged a death-defying 205 metres underwater to set a new world record. Leigh Cunningham, 37, now carries the record for the deepest wreck dive, after making it down to a sunken cargo ship in pitch-black waters...
 
Nicaragua bans freshwater shark fishing amid dwindling population numbers
Managua, Nicaragua - Jan 18, 2006 00:00 EST

Nicaragua banned freshwater fishing of bull sharks and sawfish on Tuesday because of alarming population declines, and said it wants neighboring Costa Rica to impose a similar prohibition. Overfishing in the San Juan River that forms much of the border with...
 
Officials: Fish Fed Feces, Dead Pigs at Malaysian Catfish Farm
Batu Gajah, Malaysia - Jan 18, 2006 00:00 EST

A raiding government team visiting a fish farm made a horrific discovery when they found that faeces and carcasses were being fed to the popular ikan patin (silver catfish). The Perak religious department made the disgusting discovery when it raided the...
 
Kiwi Angler Pulls in New Zealand's First Bull Shark; 'This is Going to be a Good Story'
D'Urville Island, New Zealand - Jan 17, 2006 00:00 EST

A Nelson woman has reeled in the catch of her life – a 2.6-metre shark – during a fishing trip off D'Urville Island. Rachael Young, 34, of Mapua, caught what is believed to be a bull shark near Port Hardy on...
 



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