… in Iraq, a shark was found 160 miles from the sea in an irrigation canal that joins the Euphrates River. “I believe America is behind this matter,” said the Iraqi who netted it …

… the seasonal growth of water hyacinth disrupted local fishing activities along the coast of Lagos in Nigeria. The plant can grow rapidly enough to choke waterways overnight …

… Turkish academics decided to establish the country’s first rehabilitation center for sea turtles

… salmon fishing on Oregon’s Rogue River was poor this season …

… the New England Fishery Management Council decided not to end its scallop season on Nov. 1, a move usually made to protect sea turtles off the eastern U.S. coast …

… an ocean quahog clam dredged up off the coast of Iceland was thought to be the oldest living creature ever discovered. The clam was nicknamed Ming in reference to the Chinese dynasty that was in power at the time of its birth 405 to 410 years ago. The clam died when the researchers counted its rings …

… a long-nose lancetfish washed up on the shore in California. Usually found at depths of 6,000 feet, the deep-sea fish is known as “the wolf of the sea” …

… an analysis by Food & Water Watch determined that a plan to allow fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico could threaten the half-billion dollars the region earns each year from recreational fishing …

… the Argo Project, a plan for scientists to monitor ocean vitals worldwide simultaneously, is nearing completion …

… a fishing skipper was on trial in New Zealand for allegedly dumping hundreds of tons of southern blue whiting when the fishmeal plant could not process the catch …

… a man who had been attacked by two captive killer whales failed to gain the legal right to bar the video of the attack from being aired on television …

… a study by the Icelandic Marine Research Institute suggested that minke whales eat more cod than previously assumed. The study found that cod could make up to 7 percent of the whales’ diets …

… professional surfer Dave Rastovich and “Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere swam in bloody Japanese waters to protest the ongoing annual slaughter of Taiji dolphins. Each year more than 25,000 dolphins die in the hunt.