A massive catfish recently caught in northwest Tennessee could set a new state record, with several pounds to spare, according to wildlife officials. Micka Burkhart reeled in the 118-pound, 7-ounce “monster” blue catfish while fishing on the Cumberland River in Stewart County on Saturday, Sept. 24, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said on social media. Burkhart hooked the catfish using ...
Sharks are much more severely threatened by humans than vice versa. Here's how people can help protect them.
Brandon Carney and his father headed out into the Atlantic Ocean full of fishermen’s eagerness, unaware that a beast with the bulk of a small moose lurked hundreds of feet below. They dropped their line 50 miles off Beaufort Inlet, baiting it with albacore belly, then waited over 1,300 feet of water until the monster struck. When their electric reel failed, 59-year-old Cary Carney fought the ...
By Mike Leonard and David Sikorski
The Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest, which Natives call Nch’i-Wána, or “the great river,” has sustained Indigenous people in the region for millennia.
The first hammerhead shark was likely the result of a genetic deformity. A biologist explains how shark DNA reveals hammerheads’ history.
The swimming beach and southern beach of Kiptopeke State Park closed following a fishing spill that sent an unknown number of dead menhaden an…
On Thursday, Yadkin Riverkeeper responded to a homeowner off of High Rock Lake reporting what appeared to be either a fish kill or a harmful algal bloom in the lake. An investigation showed that, instead, the sight was caused by thousands of mayflies molting and leaving behind their casings.
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(Broadry) — It’s summertime and as the song says, the fish are jumping. And with Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, June 19, why not take advantage of those jumping fish and spend the day fishing with your favorite father figure? For inspiration, we rounded up some campgrounds that offer plenty of fishing opportunities – […]
Mercenaria, a 62-foot boat based in Cape Charles, holds the early lead — and already pocketed more than $777,000 — in the lucrative 64th annua…
A 7-foot juvenile great white shark pinged off the coast of Hampton Roads on Thursday evening, cruising parallel to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-…
The Science Museum of Virginia is bringing the predators of the sea to Richmond this summer with the opening of a traveling exhibit, “Planet S…
Scientists are trying to understand how a highly contagious and lethal disease called cetacean morbillivirus — related to measles in humans and first detected in Virginia and Maryland waters — can spread rapidly among dolphins along the Atlantic Coast, as it did from 2013 to 2015.
Charlottesville environmental officials are trying to track down exactly what killed more than 800 fish and other aquatic creatures this week in a Meadow Creek tributary.
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Grizzly bears aren’t only a challenge for Montanans. People confront the big brown bears around the world, and have many different ways of building a relationship.
Experts are studying grizzlies as they travel to new territories. One collared male has roamed to surprising places, demonstrating where more bears may show up and the precautions people should take.
Grizzlies helped Doug Peacock heal after his traumatizing service as a Green Beret in Vietnam. In return, the author and filmmaker has dedicated his life to advocating for the bears.
A Yellowstone National Park Bear Biologist has seen grizzly populations slowly recover. He says the main challenge is teaching people to act responsibly for the health and safety of bears and humans.
Brad Treat’s fatal bike collision with a grizzly illustrates the challenge of recreating in bear country. With both bear populations and human activity on the upswing, conflicts will grow accordingly.
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Octopuses are famous for their eight long arms and ability to ink. But there’s much more to these unique animals. Octopuses are considered the…