Mon., January 7, 2013 4:00am
An 8-mile-long strip of land on South Georgia's Altamaha River soon could be open to the public. The Nature Conservancy has bought a 6,000 acre tract known as Boyles Island in Wayne County. The $8 million-dollar purchase from timber giant Rayonier is expected to become a $4 million sale to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Mon., July 11, 2011 4:00pm
A legal settlement over endangered sea turtles in the Pacific could be a sign of things to come in the Atlantic. Conservation groups recently agreed with the National Marine Fisheries Management Service over new rules to protect the Pacific leatherback sea turtle. In the Atlantic, the same groups are petitioning the same officials for rules to protect the threatened Atlantic loggerhead.
Tue., April 5, 2011 2:44pm
Georgia marine fisheries biologists are trying to find out where red drum, tarpon, spotted sea trout and the state's other prized sport fish go when they are not present in coastal waters.
Mon., December 6, 2010 10:14am
Georgia officials might add a few weeks on to the shrimping season which is set to end on December 31st.