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National Marine Fisheries Service

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  • The Harbor Report: The eelgrass is greener with state blessing

    This week's column should be titled "Eelgrass for Dummies" — because the topic has been a sticking point around the harbor for years, and we all have to understand it better if we ever want to obtain dredging permits for our docks. In my column...
  • From The Boathouse: Follow rules to keep whales safe

    Ahoy! Labor Day has passed and officially the summer season is over, but is it really? As I have mentioned numerous times, I find fall one of the best times of the year to be on the water enjoying our Southern California weather. The crowds are thinning...
  • Seahorses may be heading toward decline

    Seahorses may be heading toward decline
    They are whimsical symbols of the beach, appearing on key chains, murals, logos and postcards. They form inseparable, monogamous couples. And they are hauled from the sea in nets, ground into powder for traditional Chinese medicine and dried for sale in...
  • Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood

    Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood
    Does your seafood look more succulent than it is? “Overglazing” fish by adding layers of ice and “soaking” scallops to boost bloat are common -- and fraudulent -- tactics that federal seafood officials say they’re trying to...
  • New species of hammerhead shark confirmed

    New species of hammerhead shark confirmed
    The discovery of a new species of hammerhead shark may sound like bad news for swimmers. But shark bites are rare, and it turns out this may be worse news for sharks. The shark, as yet unnamed, closely resembles the scalloped hammerhead shark, a species...
  • Alaska sues over planned fishing restrictions aimed at protecting sea lions

     
    ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to stop a federal agency's plan to protect endangered sea lions by restricting fishing in the western Aleutian Islands. Gov. Sean Parnell said the National Marine Fisheries......
  • Are Florida’s loggerhead sea turtles endangered? Feds need more time to decide.

     
    Federal officials have delayed a decision on whether the loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Florida should be reclassified as endangered. The problem: there is disagreement among scientists about the latest population trends for the marine reptiles and...
  • Dolphins die after underwater Navy training exercise near San Diego

     
    Three dolphins died earlier this month during a Navy training exercise using underwater explosives off the San Diego coast, authorities said Friday. Scientists have yet to officially determine what caused the deaths at the Silver Strand Training Complex...
  • April the cruelest month for sea turtles

     
    From the Turtle Island Restoration Network: A tally of sea turtles found dead or dying on the beaches along Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama found April to have the highest numbers every recorded in a single month — 188 as of April 28 —...
  • Sea turtles, used in scientific research, returned to the wild

     
    Some 165 loggerhead sea turtles, which had been kept in captivity as part of research for fishery biologists, were released back into the wild yesterday morning, having fulfilled their role for science. The reptiles included 32 turtles, between three...
  • Dead whale that washed up on beach had been hit by ship

     
    Dead whale found on beach had been hit by ship...
  • High tide may help in removal of whale carcass off San Diego coast

     
    San Diego lifeguards hope a high tide Wednesday morning helps float a dead 50-ton fin whale off the coastline near Sunset Cliffs so it can be towed away for disposal at the city landfill....