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Scientists Confirm Link Between Red Tides and Low Oxygen Areas
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Scientists Confirm Link Between Red Tides and Low Oxygen Areas

Scientists have been studying red tides, or harmful algal blooms, on the west coast of Florida. They have now been able to connect these events with low- or no-oxygen conditions, called hypoxia. In a recent study published in the journal Harmful Algae, scientists found that when red tides began in early summer and continued into the fall, hypoxic...

The Longest-Lived Species in the Ocean
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The Longest-Lived Species in the Ocean

Ocean quahogs are some of the longest-lived animals in the world, with the oldest specimens in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic regularly recorded at over 200 years old. But even though they are famous for their longevity, many details about the age structure of ocean quahogs—such as how it affects estimates of recruitment, biomass, and growth—are still...

Researchers Predict Active Hurricane Season
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Researchers Predict Active Hurricane Season

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season will see 17 to 21 named storms forming in the Atlantic basin, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. The Atlantic basin includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The number of named storms predicted is above the long-term average, according to Lian...

Environmental Safeguards Restored
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Environmental Safeguards Restored

The administration of President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced it would restore safeguards in a cornerstone environmental law weakened under Donald Trump—including a duty to assess the climate impacts of proposed infrastructure projects. The changes concern the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which was enacted by Congress in 1969. Rules about how it was applied...

Spring Commissioning: How to Ready Your Boat for the Water
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Spring Commissioning: How to Ready Your Boat for the Water

Finally. As winter gives way to spring and temperatures begin to rise, feelings of anticipation and excitement take hold of boaters and make them all but forget the long months of cold they’ve just endured. Finally, it’s time to get the boat out and ready for the season. If you live in an area with any...

Commerce and Conservation Run in the American Grain
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Commerce and Conservation Run in the American Grain

The 87th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference sponsored by the Wildlife Management Institute convened last month in Spokane, Washington.  The annual event draws wildlife professionals from all corners—biologists and administrators employed in state fish and wildlife agencies, and representatives from federal natural resources agencies including my colleagues from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Outdoor Edge Seeks Inside Sales Representative
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Outdoor Edge Seeks Inside Sales Representative

DENVER – Outdoor Edge – America’s leading manufacturer of knives and tools for all things outdoors – is currently seeking an Inside Sales Representative. The position will be based at the company headquarters located in Denver, CO. Reporting to the National Sales Manager, the individual will be responsible for selling the full line of hunting,...

Fitbit for Fish?
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Fitbit for Fish?

A new fitness tracker that’s very much like a “Fitbit for fish” is revealing new information about fish health and behavior. The first-of-its-kind device uses multiple sensors to wirelessly track what a fish experiences in real-time. “The Lab-on-a-Fish offers something needed in conservation and aquaculture—a cost-effective way to monitor fish health and behavior,” said Daniel...

67-Pound Striper Caught
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67-Pound Striper Caught

Connecticut resident Dan Radman kicked-off his 2022 fishing season with a bang last week while fishing a bit to the south in a tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. Dan was fishing a fire tiger Rapala Super Shad Rap when he hooked into the fish of a lifetime, a striped bass that measured 52.5 inches and...