Author: Ashley Stimpson

Salmon Farm Could Impact Atlantic Sturgeon in Maryland

Salmon Farm Could Impact Atlantic Sturgeon in Maryland

A proposed indoor salmon farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore moved one step closer to fruition earlier this month. The Maryland Department of t [...]
Megalodons Were Even Bigger and Badder Says New Study

Megalodons Were Even Bigger and Badder Says New Study

The largest shark that ever lived was even bigger, faster, and fiercer than previously believed. According to a new study, the long-extinct [...]
Well-Known 1,300-Pound Walrus Killed in Norway

Well-Known 1,300-Pound Walrus Killed in Norway

After spending the summer clambering aboard boats and sunning on piers in the Oslo fjord, a 1,300-pound walrus named Freya was euthanized ea [...]
Researchers Tag 52-Inch Lake Sturgeon in Georgia

Researchers Tag 52-Inch Lake Sturgeon in Georgia

Earlier this month, biologists from the University of Georgia pulled a 52-inch, 24-pound lake sturgeon from the Coosa River near Rome, which [...]
Endangered Fish Stranded as Rio Grande Dries

Endangered Fish Stranded as Rio Grande Dries

In late July, a stretch of the Rio Grande ran dry due to extreme heat and drought. It was the first time in four decades that the Rio Grande [...]
Giant African Land Snails Discovered in Florida

Giant African Land Snails Discovered in Florida

On June 22, a gardener was working in a Pasco County, Florida, when they noticed a number of unusually large snails. The next day, the Flori [...]
Q&A With Indigenous Fishing Guide Erica Nelson

Q&A With Indigenous Fishing Guide Erica Nelson

Erica Nelson used social media to teach herself how to fly fish as an adult—tutorials on YouTube, tips from Tinder matches, and DMs to her I [...]
Wyoming Will Poison Lake to Address Non-Native Yellow Perch

Wyoming Will Poison Lake to Address Non-Native Yellow Perch

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) plans to use rotenone on Saratoga Lake, a popular trout fishing destination in southern Wyoming. [...]
California Court Rules that Bees are a Type of Fish

California Court Rules that Bees are a Type of Fish

Last week, a California court ruled that bees could legally be considered a type of fish. Yes, fish. It’s the latest development in a years- [...]
Canadian Government Euthanizes Polar Bear in Quebec

Canadian Government Euthanizes Polar Bear in Quebec

Canadian police shot and killed a polar bear on Sunday, May 2, in Madeleine-Center, Quebec, a small town less than 300 miles from the US/Can [...]
Missouri Paddlefish Snagger Catches Rare Sturgeon at Lake of the Ozarks

Missouri Paddlefish Snagger Catches Rare Sturgeon at Lake of the Ozarks

There are 8 species of sturgeon in North America. Missouri Dept. of Conservation Troy Staggs was out to snag paddlefish on April 21 at Lake of the Oz [...]
Hundreds of Shark Fins Discovered in Texas Restaurant

Hundreds of Shark Fins Discovered in Texas Restaurant

On April 13, Texas game wardens conducting an inspection of a San Antonio restaurant discovered 381 whole shark fins as well as 29.2 additio [...]
Devils Hole Pupfish Population Highest in 22 Years

Devils Hole Pupfish Population Highest in 22 Years

There are 175 Devils Hole Pupfish in the world, and, according to scientists at Death Valley National Park, that’s good news. The figure is [...]
Western Arctic Caribou Herd Decline Continues

Western Arctic Caribou Herd Decline Continues

Alaska’s Western Arctic Caribou Herd is one of the largest caribou herds in the world—and it’s shrinking fast. Between 2019 and 2021, t [...]
Should “Nurdles” be Classified as “Dangerous Goods?”

Should “Nurdles” be Classified as “Dangerous Goods?”

When the X-Press Pearl container ship caught fire and sank off the coast of Sri Lanka in May 2021, it spilled a cocktail of hazardous c [...]
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