Estuaries

January 18, 2018 - 9:14 pm
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Ria'n Holland had 16 points and Stephon Jelks added 13 with 11 rebounds as Mercer held off VMI 62-56 to gets its third straight win and even its Southern Conference record on Thursday night. Holland hit 4 of 7 from deep, making 6 of 11 field goal attempts. Demetre Rivers added...
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January 15, 2018 - 9:49 pm
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Strawberry scored five of his 18 points in overtime, finished with six assists and took a charge in the closing seconds to help Mercer beat Chattanooga 75-71 in overtime on Monday night. Demetre Rivers had 16 points, Desmond Ringer scored 14 and grabbed 10 rebounds, Ria'n...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on three organophosphate pesticides _ chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion _ after a years-long court fight by environmental groups. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas. The National Marine Fisheries Service issued its new biological opinion on...
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January 08, 2018 - 9:16 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — An international research team including Chesapeake Bay-focused scientists says the "dead zones" that have long plagued the bay have developed and worsened across the globe. A dead zone is an area in which the water contains little to no oxygen, sometimes leading to massive fish...
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December 28, 2017 - 9:22 pm
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Ria'n Holland scored 20 points and Mercer rolled to an 89-56 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday night. Holland was 8 of 11 from the field. Cory Kilby and Demetre Rivers each added 11 points, and Desmond Ringer had 10 for Mercer (7-6), which shot 60 percent from the field and...
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December 25, 2017 - 4:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Restrictions limiting boats from getting too close to endangered southern resident killer whales have not harmed the whale-watching industry, according to a new federal study. The study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicated that whale-watching tourism...
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December 10, 2017 - 12:01 am
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — In October and November, as winter descends, dolphins begin their journey from the coastal waters off Virginia and North Carolina to the waters off northern Florida. On their way, they pass right by the Lowcountry. That means that if you think you've been seeing more...
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In this Sept. 2017, photo made with a drone, a young resident killer whale chases a chinook salmon in the Salish Sea near San Juan Island, Wash. The photo, made under a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) permit, which gives researchers permission to approach the animals, was made in collaboration with NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center, SR3 Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research and the Vancouver Aquarium's Coastal Ocean Research Institute. Endangered Puget Sound orcas that feed on chinook salmon face more competition from seals, sea lions and other killer whales than from commercial and recreational fishermen, a new study finds. (John Durban/NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center via AP)
November 20, 2017 - 10:29 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Harbor seals, sea lions and some fish-eating killer whales have been rebounding along the Northeast Pacific Ocean in recent decades. But that boom has come with a trade-off: They're devouring more of the salmon prized by a unique but fragile population of endangered orcas...
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November 17, 2017 - 3:42 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ria'n Holland scored 13 points, Jordan Strawberry had nine points, a career-high 13 rebounds and seven assists, and Mercer beat Liberty 63-48 on Friday in the first game of the relocated Paradise Jam. It was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands to the Vines Center in...
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Algae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Pungent, ugly and often-toxic algae is spreading across U.S. waterways, even as the government spends vast sums of money to help farmers reduce fertilizer runoff that helps cause it. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 16, 2017 - 12:09 pm
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan,...
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