| Nov 8, 2011
| 1:57 PM
— A proposal that could have slashed Maryland's annual striped bass catch by more than 50 percent in 2012 was shelved Tuesday morning by the commission that oversees East Coast fisheries.
The 9-6 vote by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:58 PM
There is now more time to weigh in on a contentious plan to limit the number of halibut caught by anglers on charter boats.
The National Marine Fisheries Service could cut the bag limit for charter boat anglers from two to one halibut.
| Nov 21, 2011
| 9:33 AM
POINT LOMA, Calif. -- A dead 50-foot fin whale washed ashore an isolated Point Loma beach over the weekend was apparently pregnant, officials said.
The whale washed up near the Point Loma Waste Treatment Plant on Gatchell Road sometime before 2 p.m....
| Nov 23, 2011
| 3:32 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A pregnant, 67-foot fin whale that washed up dead along Point Loma will be towed out to sea with a boat provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson after scientists perform a public necropsy on the carcass, a spokesman for Branson...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:59 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A catamaran provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson towed the carcass of a 70-ton fin whale out to sea Friday.
The ship owned by Virgin Oceanic arrived at Fiesta Island at around 8 a.m. after traveling south from Newport Harbor....
| Oct 6, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Three Orca whales have been lingering miles up Nushagak River in Southwest Alaska for weeks, the first known report of killer whales traveling in a freshwater river in Alaska.
According to NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service spokesperson Julie...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 9:24 AM
If three killer whales that have been swimming up the Nushagak River in Southwest Alaska for weeks fail to turn back for the ocean soon, biologists may have to intervene, a NOAA official said Friday.
Officials with NOAA’s National Marine...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 8:52 AM
(CNN) -- A team of four NOAA veterinarians and a killer whale specialist from SeaWorld, San Diego will begin necropsies Tuesday on two wayward killer whales whose carcasses were found in Alaska's Nushagak River, according to NOAA.
The two whales that...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 8:58 PM
The National Marine Fisheries Service said dozens of seals are dead and now walruses are also showing signs of an unusual skin-lesion outbreak on Alaska's north-west coast.
Scientists are investigating if a skin disease found on those seals is leading...
| May 12, 2011
| 6:46 PM
The Endangered Species Act is a program that aims to protect, but some say it can cause more harm than good. A small herd of Wood Bison are waiting to be reintroduced into the wild at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation.
Wood Bison have been extinct in...
| May 16, 2011
| 9:29 AM
Starting Monday, boats in the Puget Sound will need to stay at least 200 yards from whales. The new rules, designed to better protect whales, doubles the previous buffer zone of 100 yards.
The National Marine Fisheries Service said the new regulations...