Tropical Storm Alex could send oil skimmers back to port and make containment booms useless, even from some 500 miles away, according to authorities overseeing the Gulf oil spill cleanup. But the rough weather also might give nature a hand in breaking down crude from the massive oil spill.
A Gloucester, Mass.-based sportfishing boat hooked, tagged and released a juvenile great white shark Saturday while trolling along Stellwagen Bank for bluefin tuna.
A 145-foot clam digger fouled by mustard gas earlier this month, and Sea Watch International, the plant where it was moored and cleaned, are now both free of contamination.
New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has signed a bill that makes boat speed limits permanent on Lake Winnipesaukee, the state's largest lake.
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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