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Wooden-boat menace proves its value

New research out of the University of York in England is unraveling some mysteries of the common wood-eating gribble that could provide the key to cheaply turning abundant wood and straw fiber into biofuel.



Historical pilot boat comes to shore

An 89-foot, self-righting bar pilot boat has been mothballed for the last 10 years after serving the Columbia River shipping industry from 1967 to 1999.



Waterway Guide releases iPhone app

Waterway Guide has introduced Waterway Guide Mobile and the release of our first in a series of mobile applications.



One of the world’s 'best robots ever' lost at sea

He was one of the first successful, unmanned, free-swimming ocean robots. But now, the 15-year-old autonomous benthic explorer - beloved ABE to those that designed, built and operated him at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - is gone, lost off the coast of Chile in the early hours last Friday.



Shark Alliance urges international trade restrictions

Whether to protect eight shark species - spiny dogfish, porbeagle, oceanic whitetip, scalloped hammerhead, great hammerhead, smooth hammerhead, dusky and sandbar sharks - that are vulnerable to international trade will be a question debated at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).



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