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Humpback Whale Poses for Incredible Close-Ups

This humpback whale was so determined to get his lunch that he wasn't going to let a bunch of photographers get in the way.


Free-Diving Explorers Discover More About Underwater Life and Ourselves

The freediver strapped on fins and plunged into the warm Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar. Sperm whales, each the size of a school bus, circled him. Here were some of the world's largest predators, with mouths full of teeth 8 inches long. The water rippled and his chest vibrated as they echolocated, a clicking form of language. What were they saying?

Mettle Tested in Inaugural Santa Cruz Cardboard Kayak Races

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- A pickup full of cardboard, three gallons of glue and more than 100 hours went into creating Too Big To Fail, one of the Santa Cruz Cardboard Kayak Races' winning vessels Sunday.

Maritime Fest Focuses on Tacoma’s Boating Community, Art That Boats Inspire

This year's Maritime Fest doesn't come with extra frills like train rides and tall ships. Instead, the 22-year-old waterfront festival -- moved from August to September, and expecting about 10,000 attendees -- is focusing on the beauty and delight of boats, bringing in both the boating community and local artists to help celebrate Tacoma's working waterfront.

Azimut Grande 95 RPH and Azimut 77S Earn Awards

Avigliana, September 15, 2014 -- The new nautical season 2014-2015 was inaugurated, as every year, by the Cannes Boat Show, and it opened for the Azimut | Benetti with two prestigious awards assigned to yachts of the Azimut Yachts brand.

Celebrate The Queen Mary's 80th Anniversary

Celebrate The Queen Mary's 80th Anniversary

Long Beach, CA (September 16, 2014) -- The world's most beloved ocean liner turns 80 on September 26 and the public is invited to join a ship-wide celebration. The Queen Mary will open her gangways and ballrooms, decks and salons, attractions and eateries to a daylong celebration highlighted by a very special event. There will be no charge for admission to the ship (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM), discounted parking and discounted ship tours and attractions. The general public -- especially Long Beach residents and families -- are encouraged to join the festivities.

Pair of Friendly Humpbacks Astonish B.C. Whale Watching Tourists

Some very fortunate whale watchers were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime show when two humpback whales lingered around their boat for close to two hours.

Portlander Rides Out Hurricane Odile On Boat

Hurricane Odile hit the Baja Peninsula hard, with winds reported up to 125 miles per hour. Portlander Chris Miller was one of the thousands of people hunkering down to survive. But he did it on the water.

Boat That Rescued Tanker Crew During WWII Could Be Displayed in Morro Bay

A historic boat that was used during World War II to rescue crewmembers of a sinking American oil tanker torpedoed by the Japanese off the coast of Cambria could soon be on display in Morro Bay.

Late Boatbuilder's Labors Show His Love of History

There is a quiet street in Newport Beach where a bright red barn stands as an eye-catching oddity, wedged between a small beige house and a small yellow one.

Maritime Detectives Find Shipwrecks in "Graveyard" off Golden Gate Bridge, Gulf of Farallones

A pair of maritime detectives has embarked on an unprecedented two-year mission to uncover possibly hundreds of shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea near the Golden Gate Bridge and the Gulf of the Farallones.

Fishing, Boating Back at San Vee Nov. 5, 2015

Lakeside, Calif. -- It's tentative and more than a year away, but the City of San Diego's Public Utilities Department hopes to open San Vicente Reservoir for fishing, boating and water contact recreation on Nov. 5, 2015.

Watch Adorable Florida Sea Lion, Wilbur, Paint His Latest Abstract Masterpiece

Meet Wilbur, the charismatic sea lion with one impressive hidden talent.

How the Craig Family Came to Own the Tugboat Oswell Foss, a Piece of Maritime History With a Work Life as Winding as Theirs

It requires some attention for Andy Craig to start up his tugboat, the Oswell Foss, or just "Oz," and leave the harbor. He's been running the auxiliaries for about 20 minutes to build up air pressure, a staple of the direct-reversing engines on most old tugboats, to inject air into the pistons to start the engine. Andy must do this in order to maneuver, as the engine must be stopped completely and restarted in reverse or forward. It's a tricky process--time-consuming and imprecise--reminiscent of the reciprocating steam engines that preceded direct-reversing diesels. Oswell Foss is a relic.

New San Diego Open-Air Fish Market a Sweet-Smelling Venue For All

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Every Saturday morning at Tuna Harbor in San Diego, local fishermen tie up their boats at the pier and sell their catches of the week at the new open-air dockside market. People crowd in to buy everything from albacore to razor crabs and wavy turban top snails. By the time the market closes at 1 p.m., most of the fishermen have sold their hauls.

 

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