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  • Notre Dame High Students Stranded at Sea

    February 13, 2013 9:27 PM

    A group of Notre Dame parents in Crowley are set to leave in a few hours to pick up their children in Mobile, Alabama Thursday. Despite the chaos, the students' parents know their kids are strong. "Can you hear me momma, can you hear me? I want to... more »
  • CRUISE AGROUND: Ship rescue ops suspended off Tuscany in rough sea

    January 16, 2012 10:24 AM

    ROME (AP) - Rescue crews say a rescue operation on a cruise ship that ran aground and capsized off Tuscany has been suspended after the Costa Concordia shifted a few inches (centimeters) in rough seas. Fears are mounting that if the ship shifts significantly, the 500,000 gallons of fuel may... more »
  • Japanese Man Saved From Rooftop That Floated to Sea

    March 13, 2011 10:41 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Hiromitsu Shinkawa was pushed out to sea while he clung to the roof of his home after a tsunami swept away his wife. For two days, he drifted off Japan's northeastern coast, trying to get the attention of helicopters and ships that passed by - to no... more »
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Will Be Available Online

    October 19, 2010 6:04 PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - The Dead Sea Scrolls, among the world's most important, mysterious and tightly restricted archaeological treasures, are about to get Googled. The technology giant and Israel announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to give researchers and the public the first comprehensive and searchable database of the... more »
  • Balloonists in New Mexico are to Pay Tribute to 2 lost at Sea

    October 5, 2010 10:55 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The America's Challenge gas balloon race in New Mexico will pay tribute to two balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea. The deputy director of the race says pilots are being asked to hang two chile ristras, or strings of dried chiles, from their... more »
  • Researchers Say Oil On Sea Floor Believed To Be From BP

    September 13, 2010 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers say they've found patches of oil believed to be from the BP leak on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor. Some of these are two inches thick. University of Georgia researcher Samantha Joye (JOY) says she and her colleagues have found oil as much as... more »
  • Oil Has Killed 2,599 Birds, 483 Sea Turtles and 62 Mammals

    July 22, 2010 5:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The number of dead birds collected on the Gulf Coast has more than doubled in the past month as oil from BP's broken deepwater well continues to wash up on islands and beaches rich in bird colonies. So far, officials say 2,599 dead birds had been... more »
  • Sea Turtles Released

    July 15, 2010 3:35 PM

    The first group of sea turtles that are part of a sweeping effort to save threatened and endangered hatchlings from death in the oily Gulf of Mexico have been released safely into the Atlantic Ocean. Officials say 56 endangered Kemp's ridley turtles have been released on a beach at Florida's... more »
  • Oil Hits Louisiana's Largest Seabird Nesting Area

    July 15, 2010 7:29 AM

    Biologists say oil has smeared at least 300-400 pelicans and hundreds of terns in the largest seabird nesting area along the Louisiana coast - marking a sharp and sudden escalation in wildlife harmed by BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The finding underscores that official tallies of birds impacted... more »
  • Effort To Save Thousands Of Sea Turtle Hatchlings

    June 30, 2010 10:50 AM

    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - An effort to save thousands of sea turtle hatchlings from dying in the oily Gulf of Mexico will begin in the coming weeks in a desperate attempt to keep an entire generation of threatened species from vanishing. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will coordinate... more »
  • 1st Sea Turtle to be Rescued From Oil Spill

    May 19, 2010 4:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials say the first sea turtle to be rescued from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is being washed and cared for in New Orleans. Audubon Aquarium spokeswoman Meghan Calhoun says the endangered Kemp's ridley turtle was found by a biologist in a boat looking for... more »
  • Deep Sea Oil Plumes, Dispersants Endanger Reefs

    May 17, 2010 7:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already spewed plumes over ecologically sensitive reefs, part of a stalled marine sanctuary proposal that would have restrict drilling in a large swath of the northern part of the vital waterway. Marine scientists fear that two powerful... more »
  • Update: Smaller Containment Reached Sea Floor

    May 12, 2010 10:52 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - BP says a second, smaller container has reached the seafloor, but it hasn't yet been placed over the blown-out well fouling the Gulf of Mexico. BP spokesman Bill Salvin said Wednesday that the 2-ton box had reached the seabed overnight. He says it... more »
  • Deep Sea Coral Research Trip: Oil Spill Data

    May 7, 2010 10:13 AM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - A federally sponsored mission to search for deep sea corals turns to collecting data from the sea floor and water near the wild well in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that for years, scientists have been studying the sea floor... more »
  • Dead Sea Turtles: Oil may not be Cause

    May 3, 2010 5:08 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Necropsies completed on five of the 25 dead sea turtles found along Mississippi beaches in the past few days show no evidence of oil killing the reptiles. Brian Gorman of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Gulfport, Miss., said Monday that no evidence of oil or... more »

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