Marine mammal

In this Dec. 2, 2013 photo, a dolphin named Molly, who is in her early 50s is given water through a tube by a trainer at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Marine center offers degree, hands-on training

GRASSY KEY, Fla. (AP) — Molly, a bottlenose dolphin in her early 50s, can’t see very well and requires special care. The staff at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys is teaching her […]


Naval helicopter dips its sonar into the ocean. (AP file photo)

Feds grant Navy permit for sonar training

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The National Marine Fisheries Service is granting the Navy permits for its plans that will intensify its sonar use in the Pacific over the next five years, despite the objection of […]


FILE - In a Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, dozens of pilot whales are stranded in shallow water in a remote area of Florida's Everglades National Park. Wildlife officials are ceasing efforts to rescue a pod of whales that was stranded in the Everglades after losing sight of the marine mammals. The National Park Service says aerial and boat survey teams could not locate the whales Saturday, Dec. 7, a potentially encouraging sign that they have moved farther offshore. While authorities are hopeful the whales are headed back to the deeper, colder waters that form their natural habitat, they cannot say for sure. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Officials find 11 dead whales in Fla. Keys

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — National wildlife officials say 11 whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Everglades are dead. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official Blair Mase […]


Seal undergoes cataract surgery

(CNS) – A young harbor seal rescued at South Mission Beach underwent cataract surgery this week, a procedure that might allow her to be returned to the ocean, SeaWorld San Diego announced today. After her […]



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