Billfish acrobatics can be a stunning part of offshore sport fishing, but when the bill comes flying straight at the anglers, things can get scary fast. Check out this marlin going airborne into a trio of fisherman. Fortunately, it looks like the flailing fish left no one injured.
Pesky blue sharks circling your boat? Why not hand feed them some bluefish? Check out this clip of Capt. Mark Segal and the crew on the TABASCO having some fun with blue sharks during the Star Island Shark Tournament off Long Island.
An Alabama man who plead guilty to "cannonballing" a mother manatee and her calf last year in Florida has been fined and sentenced to community service and probation.
Taylor Martin, the self-proclaimed "Tayla the manatee slaya," appeared in an Orlando Federal Court Wednesday and was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and serve 175 community service hours. He will also serve two years of probation and must issue an apology for harassing the endangered species on Facebook, where a video of him leaping on the animals first appeared.
Rabbit-sized predators have invaded the Vancouver Island city of Port Alberni, B.C. and they are driving the residents hopping mad.
Port Alberni is suffering at the hands–and strong legs–of an army of American bullfrogs. No one is quite sure how the invasive species made it to the island, but some of the best guesses blame ornamental water gardeners who stocked their hobby ponds with the king-sized frogs. Failed frog-leg farmers who released their stock into the wild also make likely suspects. Regardless, these frogs are bad news.
In a move that’s sure to enrage PETA, the Audubon Society, and a host of other groups that often oppose conservation efforts, federal officials proposed killing almost 3,000 cormorants that reside on or near East Sand Island at the mouth of the Columbia River in northwest Oregon.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers revealed the plan Thursday, according to the Statesmen Journal. Although most folks typically recognize USACE for its involvement in public infastructure, the organization also works on environmental causes including habitat restoration and protecting endangered species. The plan cites an overabundance of birds and their insatiable appetite for steelhead and juvenile salmon (an endangered species).
Six members of Congress joined the fray surrounding deer farms last week by urging federal agricultural officials to ban the transportation of captive cervids across state lines.
The six democratic legislators penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture outlining their conviction that risks associated with “canned” deer hunts (spreading disease to wild herds) outweigh the potential benefits, reports the Indianapolis Star. The plea also cited an extensive investigation published by the Indy Star tracing diseases like CWD and bovine tuberculosis back to captive deer operations.
A rare piebald tarpon was caught and released in Florida earlier this month.
Capt. Clark Wright, who runs a charter service on Florida’s west coast, was fishing with a client on June 5 off Anna Maria’s coast when he spotted a strange looking fish jumping and rolling in the water. He said that even from a distance he could see that it had an orange tint and spots.
"In my 20 years of tarpon fishing, I've never seen a tarpon like this before," Wright told Sport Fishing. "I told the visiting angler and my mate that we had to get this tarpon to the boat."