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  • Spokane man spotlights demise of coral reefs

    A marine scientist is scheduled to give a Spokane presentation about coral reefs that’s likely to be colorful in more than one way. Dr. Dean Jacobson, who taught at Whitworth …


  • Giant squid filmed in ocean depths for 1st time

    TOKYO — After a hundred dives deep into the Pacific, scientists and broadcasters say they have captured video images of a giant squid in its natural habitat deep in the …


  • Study: Like a tree, growth rings show lobster age

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — For the first time, scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster — by counting its rings, like a tree. Nobody knows …


  • Study: Vitamins don’t lower heart risks in men

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multivitamins might help lower the risk for cancer in healthy older men but do not affect their chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests. Two …


  • Study: Male beluga whale mimics human speech

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It could be the muffled sound of singing in the shower or that sing-songy indecipherable voice from the Muppets’ Swedish Chef. Surprisingly, scientists said the audio …


  • Biology prof says eyeball may belong to big squid

    MIAMI (AP) — Word that a giant eyeball washed up on a South Florida has created a buzz on the Internet and in the marine biology community. An assistant biology …


  • Officials mull seismic tests near Calif nuke plant

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials …


  • Researchers tag great white sharks off Cape Cod

    CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — The scientists and fishermen on board the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel, received word that their scouting boat had hooked a great white shark, sparking a …


  • Researchers tag great white sharks off Cape Cod

    CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — A crew of researchers and fishermen are tagging great white sharks off Cape Cod in an unorthodox way. Rather than harpoon the sharks from a distance, …