The economy and wildlife are both stimulated by the annual fish releases. "There’s a buffet coming in the water right now,” said Ron Wesley, president of Salmon Unlimited.
A group of volunteers recently removed more than 100,000 carp from Lake Mason with a series of nets after the lake’s water level was drawn down to remove weeds over the winter.
There’s an endangered snake that workers (might) have to look out for when the Sixth Street Bridge is reconstructed this summer.
The Republicans’ decision to block limits on a small part of the PFAS problem in Wisconsin is baffling, especially given that they set the wheels in motion to create those limits themselves. The health risks to people all over the state require strong action now.
The US is once again the shark attack capital of the world in 2020. Thanks, Florida!
As part of a statewide monitoring campaign, the Department of Natural Resources collected smelt from two locations about 30 miles apart in Lake Superior — one near the Apostle Islands, the other off Port Wing. PFAS was detected in samples from both locations.
Allice Dang, an employee of University of Wisconsin-Madison, held the position of Asst Faculty Assoc in the L&S/Chemistry/Chemistry depart…
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nine-year-old boy in Tennessee became the third child in his family to catch a monster fish, reeling in an 80-pound sturgeon that outweighed him by far.
Authorities in Vilas County have arrested a person suspected of opening fire on Ojibwe spear-fishers.
For scuba-divers, nothing can quite compare to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It’s home to more than 1,600 species of fish, about 600 types of hard and soft coral, 133 species of sharks and rays, 30 species of whales and dolphins, and six of the world’s seven species of threatened marine turtles. Keep a lookout for humphead Maori wrasse, giant clams, dugong and parrotfish. The 1,430-mile, colorful reef is the only living structure visible from space. Unfortunately, the reef has been extremely affected by coral bleaching, resulting in the loss of reportedly half of its coral. Still, the Great Barrier Reef remains stunning and mesmerizing, and eco-friendly tours are available.
Ocean-lovers will be pleased to know that the largest known living fish, whale sharks, are safe for humans to be around. These docile sharks are filter-feeding, meaning they primarily eat plankton and small fish; they measure between 18 and 33 feet, weigh about 20 tons (40,000 pounds) and on average live to be 70 years old.
Made famous from Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species,” the Galapagos Islands are an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ecuador, that’s well-known for its diverse and unique wildlife population. The 19 islands are home to a number of endemic species, meaning some animals are only found there; examples include the Galapagos giant tortoise, Galapagos penguin (the only penguin species found north of the equator), marine iguana, many types of finch and Galapagos fur seal. A staggering 97% of Galapagos land area is designated a national park, allowing for the protection of the various fauna and flora. Visitors can expect to see sea lions napping on sandy beaches or even benches, while snorkelers may also spot green sea turtles, octopuses, sea horses and reef sharks. A popular way of exploring the Galapagos is on a small expedition cruise.
Whether you base yourself on Panama's Caribbean or Pacific coast, you'll have access to vibrant reefs and remarkable shipwrecks to explore. The aforementioned Bocas Del Toro islands are one of the premier diving destinations in the country. Beginners should check out the shallow reefs at Hospital Point, while more advanced divers can descend to depths of 100 feet to spot grouper, snapper and a variety of reef fish at Manuel's Wall.
It's incomprehensible that our federal government continues to weaken rules and regulations aimed at fighting threats to human health.
OUTER BANKS, N.C. (AP) — It's not officially Shark Week but for trackers along the East Coast, several great white sharks are putting on a show.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Researchers say they've come across a nearly 13-foot great white shark with teeth marks on its jaw and head. They say it was likely bitten by an even bigger shark.
One reviewer said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service appeared to have come to a pre-determined conclusion, not supported by its own science, that wolves should come off the endangered species list.
LA JOLLA, California (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A famous South American chef says he was stopped as he brought 40 piranhas in a duffel bag through Los Angeles International Airport.
With Zander Neuville (above) out, the position experienced some issues in the run game early in the season but eventually stabilized in that area.
This is the extraordinary tale of how a massive, strange-looking fish wound up on a beach on the other side of the world from where it lives.
Two shark researchers came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded.
The jig-hooked minnow 3 feet below my hole in Lake Winnebago’s ice swam doggedly in place on its tether, as if yelling up at me, “All right, a…