The Obama administration has approved plans for underwater blasts to test for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast. Marine ecologists say the plans will compound an already noise polluted ocean. Leila Hatch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told a Savannah audience that noise is bombarding marine life.
Scientists say they've discovered evidence of an ancient whale encrusted in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean off Georgia's coast. It’s a five-foot-long bone that divers have spent two years removing from the ocean floor.
Fisheries managers now have a manual for fighting an ecological disaster in the Atlantic Ocean. The invasive lionfish has taken hold on the East Coast and threatens to kill commercially important fish like grouper and snapper.