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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.

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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.

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Waterway Guide releases iPhone app

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

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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.

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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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