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Endangered Species

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  • Coral confiscated at border donated to National Aquarium

    Coral confiscated at border donated to National Aquarium
    Endangered sea corals seized several months ago by federal border agents in Florida are now being used as educational tools in the National Aquarium's new blacktip reef shark exhibit. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the illegal shipment...
  • New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving

    New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving
    It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you. The new law tightening the state's curb...
  • Humpback whales spotted off coast of Ocean City

    Humpback whales spotted off coast of Ocean City
    The ocean is full of life and if you’re lucky you get to see it when you visit the shore. Some parasailers in Ocean City got very lucky last Sunday when they spotted a humpback whale playing in the water below them. “The boats were in the...
  • Wildlife Conservation and Recreation Day hosted by Patuxent North Tract

    Learn about wildlife conservation at Wildlife Conservation and Recreation Day, Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Patuxent North Tract entrance of Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, located off Route 198, just 1.4 miles east of the Baltimore/...
  • New move to save historic shad

    New move to save historic shad
    There's new help on the way for what used to be the Chesapeake Bay's most important fish, though how much good it will do remains to be seen. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has enacted a first-ever cap on how many American shad and...
  • Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel makes recovery

    Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel makes recovery
    Trapped in a steel cage barely big enough to hold her, the large squirrel was not happy, pawing at the bars and trying them with her teeth. Matt Whitbeck and Cherry Keller of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service were glad to see her, though. The furry...
  • Maryland seeks historic status for Fort Carroll

    Maryland seeks historic status for Fort Carroll
    When she thinks of Fort Carroll, the abandoned 19th-century military installation in the Patapsco River, Beverly Eisenberg thinks of her grandfather — and of duckpin bowling balls. She visited the six-sided artificial island as a little girl, just...
  • With rare chickweed in bloom, ecologists gather in Baltimore to celebrate biodiversity

    With rare chickweed in bloom, ecologists gather in Baltimore to celebrate biodiversity
    Leading a tour of the Soldiers Delight area of western Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon, Paula Becker, an ecologist with Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, was pleased to report the first blooming of serpentine chickweed — a plant as...
  • Atlantic whales, dolphins at risk from seismic testing, group warns

    Atlantic whales, dolphins at risk from seismic testing, group warns
    Seismic testing for oil and gas off Maryland and other Atlantic coast states could cause widespread harm to whales, dolphins, sea turtles and fish, as well as to fishing and tourism, an environmental group warned Tuesday. Oceana said the federal...
  • Snakes in a state (and frogs, salamanders and turtles, too)

    Snakes in a state (and frogs, salamanders and turtles, too)
    — The volunteers of the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas project leave no log unrolled, no stone unturned in their quest to document the state's dirt dwellers. When the earth is moist after a soaking rain and the temperatures whisper spring,...
  • Back Story: Buildings are gone but not forgotten

    Back Story: Buildings are gone but not forgotten
    Gregory J. Alexander and Paul Kelsey Williams have combed through photo archives, and the result of their labors is "Lost Baltimore," which is a painful reminder of notable buildings that fell victim, for the most part, to fire or urban renewal. They...
  • Bel Air Planning Commission rejects plan for 48 townhouses on St. Matthew site

    Bel Air Planning Commission rejects plan for 48 townhouses on St. Matthew site
    The members of the Bel Air Planning Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to deny an application by local developer Mike Jones to build 48 townhouses on a portion of property owned by St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The town annexed the nearly 52-acre...