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Northern California crabbing industry gets OK to resume harvest

San Francisco - Northern California's crabbing fleet could return to Pacific Ocean waters as early as next week after state regulators approved the catch as safe to eat, three months after the traditional start of the annual season.

Cajuns losing Louisiana island home to erosion

Montegut - Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, time seems to move more slowly. But it's not moving slowly enough to save a community of Native Americans living on a strip of an island that is being swallowed by the sea.

Review: Photo essay: Visiting the coastal village of Charlestown, England Special

Charlestown - Charlestown is a charming village and port on the south coast of Cornwall, England. It lies in the parish of St Austell Bay.

Has last California oyster cannery taken its last breath?

Washington, D. C. - California's last oyster cannery may just about be on its last breath Monday after the US Supreme Court refused to hear the operation's final challenge to an order to shut down.

Coastal currents spread disease in salmon

Pancreas disease (PD) is currently the most serious of the viral infections affecting Norwegian farmed salmon. Research indicates that the spread of the disease is affected by the environment.

Dramatic video: Five waterspouts interrupt Florida lobster diving

So there you are, diving for lobster off the coast of Florida when out of the blue, five large waterspouts threaten to sink your boat. All caught on video by a daring dive captain.

Jellyfish in high numbers around the beaches of the Mediterranean

An Italian biologist reckons it could be the result of climate change or overfishing. Whatever the reason, there are many more jellyfish than normal hanging around the beaches of the Med this year.

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake recorded off Alaska coast

Port Alexander - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has hit off the coast of Alaska on Thursday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Photo Essay: January in Coastal Georgia Special

Much of the United States is experiencing snow and icy roads that come with the winter season, but this time of the year is much different in sub-tropical areas where Camellia trees are blooming and ice only comes in the form of ice cream.

Pirates kidnap 7 Russian and Estonian crew off Nigeria's coast

Port Harcourt - Pirates have kidnapped seven crew members, six Russians and one Estonian, during an attack on a ship, the Liberty 249, off the coast of Nigeria. The ship is owned by Bourborn, a French company that supplies vessels to the Nigerian offshore oil industry.

Close encounters with humpback whales off California coast

As whale watchers flood the California coast for a glimpse of endangered blue and humpback whales, one kayaker got a little too close for comfort, and it was all caught on video.

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits off New Zealand coast

This morning a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand. No reports have been received of damage or injuries.

Flotilla of tsunami debris on way — Alaska already inundated

A flotilla of debris resulting from the tsunami last year in Japan is heading for the U.S. coast. It might take a while to arrive, but in the meantime Alaska already has its hands full.

Study: Waves getting bigger, winds getting stronger

A comprehensive global study has shown that oceanic wind speeds and wave heights have increased significantly in the last two decades.

Seals with unusual injuries washing up on Scottish coast

After dozens of dead seals with puzzling ‘corkscrew’ injuries washed ashore the Scottish government have commissioned scientists at the Sea Mammal Research Unit to carry out an investigation.

Dispatch from Long Beach, Mississippi: Oil and Shovels Special

A Mississippi native, and current resident of Arkansas, shares her thoughts and photographs of a July 4th spent on familiar, but ever-changed, shores.

Parish official says BP shipped in workers for president's visit

Grand Isle - Did BP hire beach cleanup workers in preparation for President Barack Obama's visit to Louisiana? Jefferson Parish Councilman say so in what he called a dog and pony show staged for the press and the visiting President.

Beach Camping and Wine and Cheese Tasting on the Oregon Coast Special

Oregon's coast offers some of the most spectacular vistas in the West with its long beaches, steep cliffs, and old-growth forests. Don't spend all your time observing nature though, make sure to experience some of the coast's culinary treasures too.

Coast Guards Seize Record Amount of Cocaine

The United States Coast Guard seized a record 355,000 pounds of cocaine over the past year. This tops the previous record of 303,000 pounds in 2005. The estimated street value of the cocaine seized is $4.7 billion.

Whale shot off Washington coast

An injured California gray whale was swimming out to sea Saturday after being shot with a .50-caliber machine gun off the western tip of Washington state, according to officials.

A Drop in the Ocean Worth $500 Million -- But Where Has it Gone?

Millions of dollars worth of gold and silver coins have been unearthed from the bottom of the Atlantic ocean in one of the greatest finds in seafaring history.

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At Least 112 Drown Off Yemeni Coast

One boat capsizes, smugglers throw three other boats full of migrants into the water so they can escape.

Washington killer whales spotted off California coast

Killer whales spotted off California because their food is dwindling.

Strong earthquake hits off Taiwan's east coast

A strong earthquake hit off Taiwan's eastern coast on Thursday in the capital Taipei.

Study: Meth Use Climbs on East Coast

Methamphetamine use is increasing along the East Coast after years of largely being confined to rural areas west of the Mississippi River, a government report shows.

90-year-old U-boats discovered off British coast

The wrecks of two German U-boats from World War I have been found off the coast of the Orkney Islands, north of mainland Scotland.

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Tent camping sites  Charleston  Oregon
Tent camping sites, Charleston, Oregon
Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on...
Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010.
NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team
HUNGER: An emaciated young sea lion waits to be cared for at the Marin Mammal Center in Sausalito  C...
HUNGER: An emaciated young sea lion waits to be cared for at the Marin Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif. Scientists suspect climate issues are behind this year's spike in sea lion mortality along the 1,200-mile California coast.
U.S. Parks Department
The coast of Jersey  looking towards France.
The coast of Jersey, looking towards France.
Playa de la Libertad  El Salvador
Playa de la Libertad, El Salvador
Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on...
Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010 using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. With the Mississippi Delta on the left, the silvery swirling oil slick from the April 20 explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is highly visible. The rig was located roughly 50 miles southeast of the coast of Louisiana.
NASA/MODIS Rapid Response Team
A subsidence map of coastal Louisiana has now been created  putting the rate at which this region is...
A subsidence map of coastal Louisiana has now been created, putting the rate at which this region is sinking at just over one third of an inch per year.
Geological Society of America
Explorer Julian Monroe Fisher
Explorer Julian Monroe Fisher
Photo courtesy of Julian Monroe Fisher
Seagull looking out to sea
Seagull looking out to sea
Debris from the Japanese tsunami last year.
Debris from the Japanese tsunami last year.
Video screen capture