Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Dead common murres
The lead author called the mass die-off "a red-flag warning about the tremendous impact sustained ocean warming can have on the marine ecosystem."
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
A gas platform for flaring of gas at offshore during bad weather.
"If you want to understand global warming, you have to measure ocean warming."
Jon Queally, staff writer
"Like one of America's very first national monuments, the Grand Canyon, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts is a natural treasure," said NRDC's KateDesormaeu. "It provides habitat for a wide range of species, from endangered whales to Atlantic puffins to centuries-old deep-sea corals."(Photo: stephenallen75 / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
"This decision upholds protections for one of the most fragile and...


Dolphins are clearing underwater "mines" and sea lions are cuffing "terrorists" during homeland security training exercises in California this week. The Navy Marine Mammals program, begun during the Vietnam War and now being expanded into anti-terrorism work, was even brought in for the 1996 GOP convention, presumably to guard against underwater hippie protesters. More critter photos here . No word on how they feel about doing military service.