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Boat speed limit bill signed into law

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has signed a bill that makes boat speed limits permanent on Lake Winnipesaukee, the state's largest lake.

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NOAA reopens some Gulf fishing areas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration opened more than 8,000 square miles of previously closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico because the agency has not observed oil in the area.

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Teen solo sailor flying home to California

U.S. teen sailor Abby Sunderland, 16, was today on her way home to California - by plane, not boat. Sunderland arrived on the French island of Reunion over the weekend after being rescued by a fishing vessel 2,000 nautical miles off the Western Australian coast earlier this month.

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Lobstermen struggle to maintain vocation

On the good days, a cool breeze rising off Long Island Sound, the steel traps on the dock stacked and baited with thick chunks of skate, there aren't many things better than being one of the last full-time lobstermen left in Connecticut.

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‘Larger than average’ Gulf dead zone predicted

The northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, an underwater area with little or no oxygen known commonly as the "dead zone," could be larger than the recent average, according to a forecast by a team of NOAA-supported scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Louisiana State University and the University of Michigan.

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