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Fish, birds and bats inspire Navy's Next-Gen drones

The Navy awarded a five-year, $7.5 million grant to researchers to study the travel patterns of fish, bats, birds and insects, in hopes of creating robots that can navigate rough terrains.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Navy , DoD , drones , Wired , birds

Monday - 10/11/2010, 02:54pm EDT

The six-figure fish tank catches on

Really expensive fish tanks are becoming a growing trend.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Friday - 08/20/2010, 12:38pm EDT

Invasive snakehead fish thriving in the Potomac

Long before the White House party crashers came the Potomac party crashers, the invasive northern snakehead fish. And these funky-looking fish continue to thrive.

Tags: snakehead , Potomac River , Steve Chaconas , Department of Natural Resources , bass , fishing

Saturday - 07/17/2010, 10:52am EDT

Water creatures getting no relief from high heat

Blazing heat is back for a second week, and even creatures that live in the Potomac River are feeling it.

Tags: Steve Chaconas , Heat wave , snails , Michelle Basch

Friday - 07/16/2010, 05:30pm EDT

Study shows mercury levels vary by species in tuna

DNA barcoding of a few species of tuna shows they contain different levels of mercury, and ones with lower concentrations are often the fish sold in sushi from supermakets.

Tags: Tuna , Yellowtail , Yellowfin , Sushi , mercury

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 01:30pm EDT

Floods will strand fish in Md.; Volunteers needed to help

Volunteers, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service are trying to put together a rescue to save as many of these fish as possible.

Tags: C&O Canal National Historical Park , Maryland Department of Natural Resources , Potomac River Smallmouth Bass Club , Inland Fisheries , volunteers

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 12:04pm EDT