Scientists from NOAA Fisheries Service and state and non-profit partners successfully used at-sea chemical sedation to help cut the remaining ropes from an entangled young North Atlantic right whale Jan. 15 off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Expressing "extraordinary frustration" with the U.S. Commerce Department, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday released a written plea to President Barack Obama for his personal intervention "to set your agencies ... on a course of cooperation" with the commercial fishing industry.
With all vessels safely in port, their captains and first mates partied. That was the undercurrent of Saturday night's ninth annual Commodore's Ball and Change of Watch at Florida's Marco Island Yacht Club.
The Cruising Club of America will award the 2010 Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship to Alessandro Di Benedetto for his jury-rigging a mast after being dismasted near Cape Horn on his solo, non-stop circumnavigation on the 21-foot monohull Findomestic.
An ice fisherman from northern Wisconsin who was stranded on Lake Superior clinging to a piece of ice the size of an ambulance said on Friday he feels lucky to be alive.
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