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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.



‘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.



Anti-whaling boss on Interpol wanted list: Japan

The leader of a U.S.-based anti-whaling organization is now on an international wanted list for allegedly masterminding the group's disruption of Japanese whale hunts in the Antarctic Ocean, Japan's coast guard said Friday.

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Watermen’s Appreciation Day is set for Aug. 15

Guests are invited 1-5 p.m. Aug. 15 to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., to meet Chesapeake watermen celebrating their heritage at the first Watermen's Appreciation Day.



Tropical storm season warms up in the Gulf

The scores of tropical waves that form every year get little attention in South Florida unless they develop into something more potent. Complicating matters this storm season is the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is also a tropical storm hot spot.



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