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Feb 22, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Crabber Adam Miller had never seen a salp until he pulled one aboard in early February in a crab pot off Westport. "We were joking about it, trying to figure out what it was," he said Thursday. It looked like a jellyfish "about the size of a guy's...
Oct 23, 2012 at 8:41 AM
An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot bluegill sunfish.
Aug 21, 2012 at 1:49 PM
Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt in nearly 35 years to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her dream of setting a record thwarted by storms, jellyfish stings, shark threats, hypothermia and swollen lips.
Aug 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM
Diana Nyad slogged across the Straits of Florida for a third straight day Monday, advancing toward a swimming record on calm seas after enduring a night of stormy weather.
Aug 19, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Less than a week shy of her 63rd birthday, American endurance athlete Diana Nyad is trying for the third time in a year to become the first person to swim across the waters separating the U.S. from Cuba without using a shark cage.
Jun 30, 2012 at 4:08 PM
Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey muscled past the halfway mark Saturday as she pushed through the Florida Straits, enduring jellyfish stings in her attempt to become the first woman to swim unassisted more than 100 miles from Cuba to the Florida Keys.
Mar 15, 2012 at 8:39 AM
Earth's lost frontier is about to be explored firsthand after more than half a century. It's a mission to the deepest part of the ocean, so deep that the pressure is the equivalent of three SUVs sitting on your toe.
Feb 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM
For 60 years, doctors have believed women were born with all the eggs they'll ever have. Now Harvard scientists are challenging that dogma, saying they've discovered the ovaries of young women harbor very rare stem cells capable of producing new eggs.
Sep 6, 2011 at 7:44 AM
The destructive remnants of Tropical Storm Lee slithered farther north Tuesday morning after spawning tornadoes, flooding numerous roads.
Sep 5, 2011 at 8:38 AM
The slow-moving remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped a torrent of rain across the South on Monday and whipped up tornadoes as it pushed further inland. One death was reported, and at least one person was injured.
Sep 1, 2011 at 2:21 PM
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is preparing for its annual fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 17, from 6–9 p.m. The 4th annual Jellyfish Jubilee: A Celebration of Food and Wine will fill the Aquarium with the aromas, tastes and sounds of exceptional Northwest...
Jul 29, 2011 at 11:29 AM
A Washington man and his son spotted this giant red blob washed up on the shore Thursday.
Jul 18, 2011 at 12:13 PM
You and your dog are headed to the beach — for a day, a few days at a pet-friendly resort or a week at a friend's beachfront home. What can you expect besides hot sand and salty water? In a word: Wildlife.
Apr 18, 2011 at 10:15 AM
Scientists judge the overall health of the Gulf of Mexico as nearly back to normal one year after the spill, but with glaring blemishes that restrain their optimism about nature's resiliency.