Latest Bodies of water Stories

2008-07-18 12:00:45

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 18--We anglers love a sure thing, and the evening caddis fly blizzard that blows off the Deschutes River on summer evenings has been my sure thing since 1985. This big, green river flows through a rocky, desert canyon, and the sun lashes the water all day long and the trout hunker down under the shade under bankside trees or deep, turbulent water. But, as the sun sets, caddis flies small aquatic insects that live in and below...

2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Scott Sandsberry, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 17--YAKIMA -- Anticipation over a possible sockeye fishing season at Lake Wenatchee has blossomed to even greater levels over the past several days as two other similar fisheries appear unlikely to happen. Hoped-for sockeye seasons on Lake Washington and Skagit County's Baker Lake "are both virtually a no-go," said John Easterbrooks, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's regional fish program manager. "It was open for...

2008-07-06 12:00:12

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The last of the Mississippi River navigational locks that were closed to barges because of flooding are back in business. Jennifer Godfrey of the Army Corps of Engineers says locks in Clarksville and Winfield have reopened. Godfrey says commercial traffic at the St. Louis port is limited to the daytime. Flooding on the Mississippi forced the corps to close the locks last month. The locks use huge electric motors to open and close gates and valves. They raise and...

2008-06-21 12:00:00

WINFIELD, Mo. -- The flooding in the Midwest has brought freight traffic on the upper Mississippi to a standstill, stranding more than 100 barges loaded with grain, cement, scrap metal, fertilizer and other products while shippers wait for the water to drop on the Big Muddy. "We're basically experiencing total shutdown," said Larry Daily, president of Alter Barge Line Inc. While the bottleneck is costing him and other barge operators tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue per day,...

2006-06-19 18:40:07

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- State officials won't let you have the new adoptees without a home that is clean, stable and built to last - but they'll look the other way if you decide to pierce and fillet them. Don Wren drove almost 20 miles recently to bring the small fries back to a farm between U.S. 63 and the Columbia Regional Airport. He isn't the kind of foster parent who eats his adoptees, but his children and grandchildren might. After all, Wren participates in a program designed to expand fishing...

2006-04-14 04:50:00

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW -- A court in Russia's remote far east ruled on Friday that a Briton trying to walk 36,000 miles around the world should be deported for breaking border rules. Former paratrooper Karl Bushby was detained on April 1 in the freezing wilds of the Chukotka peninsula after walking across the frozen Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska in the United States. The court in the settlement of Lavrentiya fined Bushby and Dimitri Kieffer, an American who helped him cross the...

2006-02-03 17:05:44

By Tom Perry SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Three hundred people were rescued after a ferry carrying 1,300 passengers sank overnight in the Red Sea, but hope was fading on Friday of finding other survivors. Rescuers have pulled at least 185 bodies from the sea between Saudi Arabia and Egypt, said a senior police official in the Egyptian port of Safaga, the center for the operation. "There aren't expected to be many survivors, because it's been so long since the ship went down," a source...

Latest Bodies of water Reference Libraries

Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops aduncus
2013-09-19 11:24:25

The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin that can be found in the waters near southern Australia, South China, and India. Its range also includes the Red Sea and the eastern coastal areas of Africa. All bottlenose dolphins were classified as one species, the common bottlenose dolphin or T. truncates, until 1998 when the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin was found to be distinct. This species is distinct from other bottlenose...

Long-Beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus capensis
2013-06-22 16:27:01

The long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) is a species within the Delphinus, or common dolphin, genus that can be found in a fragmented range within tropical and warm temperate habitats. Its range includes western and southern areas of Africa, central California and Mexico, coastal regions of Peru, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, a large portion of western South America. The long-beaked common dolphin was not considered a distinct species until the 1990’s, along with all other species of...

Short-beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis
2013-06-22 16:01:34

The short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) is a species that can be found in warm temperate and tropical waters. Its range is larger than that of the long-beaked common dolphin and includes the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, but it is not thought to occur in the Indian Ocean. This species is classified within the Delphinus genus along with the long-beaked common dolphin. Both of these species were classified under one species, named D. delphis, until it was found that both were...

Black Sea
2013-04-18 19:11:10

The Black Sea is a sea located in south-eastern Europe. It’s bordered by Europe, Anatolia and the Caucasus and is eventually connected to the Atlantic Ocean by means of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and a variety of straits. The Bosphorus Strait connects it to the Sea of Marmara, and the Strait of the Dardanelles connects that sea to the Aegean Sea area of the Mediterranean. These waters divide eastern Europe and western Asia. The Black Sea is connected to the Sea of Azov by the...

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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