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  • Great white sharks are NOT kings of the ocean as study finds they flee when killer whales are nearby

    04/17/2019 12:36:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2019 | Ian Randall
    When faced with a killer whale, it seems even Jaws might take pause for thought — as new research reveals great white sharks beat a hasty retreat if orcas are around. What happens when top-level predators meet on land is well documented, but little is known about similar interactions in our oceans. To find out, a US research team led from the Monterey Bay Aquarium searched for encounters between great whites — among the most ferocious of all sharks — and orcas (killer whales), in electronic tagging and observational data. In every case where the two predators came into contact,...
  • Dog rescued 220km from Thai coast by rig workers

    04/15/2019 11:52:33 PM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 April 2019 | Staff
    A dog discovered some 220km (135 miles) off the coast of Thailand has been rescued by a team of oil rig workers after the exhausted pooch was spotted paddling near a drilling platform. The brown aspin swam towards the workers when they called out to him last Friday afternoon. He was then pulled to safety. It is not clear how the dog became stranded so far out at sea. Some reports suggest he may have fallen from a fishing trawler.
  • Norway cruise ship engines failed from lack of oil

    03/27/2019 7:21:18 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 101 replies
    AP via WFAA ^ | March 27, 2019 | AP
    A maritime official says the engines of a cruise ship failed off Norway's coast during a storm because they didn't have enough lubricating oil. Lars Alvestad, the head of Norway's Maritime Authority, said Wednesday that low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the engine failure that stranded the Viking Sky on Saturday. Alvestad says safety systems detected the problem and automatically stopped the engines to prevent a breakdown. Viking Sky's crew sent a mayday call and anchored in heavy seas to keep the ship from being dashed on rocks in an area known for shipwrecks. Five helicopters lifted 479...
  • ‘This thing is unreal:’ Seafood fans gawk at massive California Costco lobster claws

    03/21/2019 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies
    www.tri-cityherald.com ^ | March 20, 2019 04:25 PM, Updated March 20, 2019 04:27 PM | By Jared Gilmour
    Northern and Southern California seafood fans say they’re buying giant lobster claws sold at Costco stores, and photos on Instagram and Reddit suggest each claw is much larger than a human hand. Screenshot from Instagram ================================================================= Seafood lovers on Instagram and Reddit are freaking out over photos showing gigantic lobster claws, and those posting the pictures say they bought them at Costco stores. “This thing is unreal!” one Instagram user wrote this week, sharing a couple of photos of a massive claw in Southern California’s Newport Beach. “I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco...
  • Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Sea Mines During Vietnam War

    11/11/2018 10:55:54 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Discovery Magazine ^ | 11/9/18 | Brett Carter
    Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Sea Mines During Vietnam War By Brett Carter | November 9, 2018 3:46 pm Solar flares captured on sun. (Credit: NASA/SDO)On Aug. 4, 1972, the crew of a U.S. Task Force 77 aircraft flying near a naval minefield in the waters off Hon La observed 20 to 25 explosions over about 30 seconds. They also witnessed an additional 25 to 30 mud spots in the waters nearby.Destructor sea mines had been deployed here during Operation Pocket Money, a mining campaign launched in 1972 against principal North Vietnamese ports.There was no obvious reason why the mines...
  • Coast Guard searching for cruise passenger who fell overboard

    05/22/2018 9:55:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | 7:45pm | Alexandra Deabler, Fox News
    The man, identified as Brian Lamonds of Greensboro, NC, was reported missing Tuesday morning as the ship was sailing from Tampa to Key West. The Coast Guard was notified of the missing guest and is conducting a search, Carnival Cruise said in a statement to Fox News. … Coast Guard Key West watch was notified of the missing passenger around 10 a.m. and sent out a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo to aid in the search.
  • World's first floating nuclear plant put to sea by Russia

    04/30/2018 10:36:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    A statement said the FNPP was towed out of the St. Petersburg shipyard where it was constructed for travel to its final destination to the port of Pevek in Russia's extreme northeastern region of Chukotka. It is to be towed through the Baltic Sea and around the northern tip of Norway to Murmansk, where its reactors will be loaded with nuclear fuel, said Rosatom, who are the equipment suppliers and consultants for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu. "Akademik Lomonosov will replace Pevek's aging Bilibino Nuclear Power Plant and Chaunsk coal-fired power plant, saving about 50,000 tons of...
  • Universe in a bubble

    10/10/2017 11:54:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Aeon ^ | 10/5/17 | J Richard Gott
    My history with bubble universes began in 1968 when I met Robert Kirshner while we were both undergraduates at Harvard in Massachusetts. He was a lively, funny, interesting fellow. We met up again a few years later, when he was a graduate student at Caltech in California and I was a new postdoc there. At Caltech, he had a piece of good luck that changed the direction of his career and, ultimately, helped reshape modern cosmology.While he was at Caltech, a bright supernova (an exploding star ending its life) became visible, and Kirshner was able to study it using the...
  • Are PBS and Ken Burns about to Rewrite History Again? (Viet Nam)

    07/17/2017 7:08:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 100 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2017 | Stephen Sherman
    PBS is planning to run a new documentary series this September on the Vietnam War, produced and written by Ken Burns. Burns is a left-wing "historian" and documentary film producer with a history of having his politics shape the narrative of the story he is telling, with a number of resulting inaccuracies. Ken Burns correctly identifies the Vietnam War as being the point at which our society split into two diametrically opposed camps. He is also correct in identifying a need for us to discuss this aspect of our history in a civil and reflective manner. The problem is that...
  • Ship Photos of the Day – Dolphins and Ships

    12/11/2015 5:53:53 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 11, 2015
    Houston ship pilot Lou Vest has a knack for snapping pics at just the right moment
  • Obama Won't Back Down After Chinese Threat, Sends U.S. Warships [Trunc]

    10/12/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by amorphous · 105 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Friday, we reported the latest provocation in what has truly become a very dangerous, if largely pointless, staring contest between Beijing and Washington over China’s reclamation of land in The South China Sea. Responding to suggestions that the US was set to sail warships around the islands Beijing has constructed atop reefs in the Spratlys, China served noticed that it would “never allow any country to violate China's territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the name of protecting freedom of navigation and overflight.” This was simply a formalized version of the more concise phrasing the PLA...
  • SeaWorld banned from breeding killer whales in San Diego – but is allowed to double the size of [tr]

    10/09/2015 6:18:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2015 | Lydia Willgress
    The California Coastal Commission has banned SeaWorld from breeding captive killer whales in San Diego. The ban is one of the conditions SeaWorld must uphold as it doubles the size of the tanks used to hold the animals at the park. Animal rights activists praised Thursday's decision, which will see 11 orcas remain at the tourist attraction.
  • The Mystery of Nova Scotia's Infamous Mary Celeste

    07/17/2015 9:32:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Daily Observer ^ | 7/15 | Sean Chase
    Joshua Dewis ran his hand along the hull of the half-brig, freshly made out of reliable Maritime yellow birch. His face broke out into a smile of satisfaction. It was May 18, 1861 and his shipyard was launching its very first product. It had been a year since the industrious businessman had formed a consortium to establish his venture on the shores of Spencers Island, Nova Scotia and less than that since the keel for his inaugural contract was laid. Joshua waved his hand to the men handling the ropes and yelled out the command to release the craft down...
  • China is putting weapons on its artificial islands in the South China Sea

    05/28/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/28/15 | John Garnaut, David Wroe
    Diplomatic tensions surrounding disputed territories in the South China Sea could escalate dramatically following reports China is now putting weapons on its artificial islands in the area. Australia’s defence force is considering joining the U.S. in flying and sailing “freedom of navigation” missions over the disputed territory, where China has been building islands by dragging sand from a reef and piling it up to create structures now being monitored by satellites. Fairfax Media reports the Australian fly-over expeditions may occur as a result of heightened concerns that China is enhancing its military capabilities and reach across the maritime expanse.
  • The Blackfish effect: SeaWorld loses $25.4 million after documentary [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:19:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2015 | Staff and Alexandra Klausner
    SeaWorld reported a wider loss in its fourth quarter of $25.4 million as attendance to its theme parks continued to fall - due in part to the documentary 'Blackfish,' which criticizes the company's treatment of killer whales. Its shares fell in premarket trading Thursday. SeaWorld has been battling negative publicity after a 2013 documentary, 'Blackfish,' suggested that its treatment of animals may have led to the deaths of trainers.
  • 2 arriving planes evacuated at Seattle-Tacoma International; officials cite 'security concern'

    01/25/2015 5:27:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    SEATAC, Washington — Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern." Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon. Cooper said that out of an abundance of caution, passengers were bused to their gates from the airport's third runway. He said the matter was under investigation and he did not have further details. The evacuations come a day after bomb threats targeted two jets bound for Atlanta,...
  • Mapped: The beaches where Lego washes up

    01/03/2015 12:21:52 AM PST · by moose07 · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 January 2015 | Mario Cacciottolo
    The story of millions of Lego pieces washing up on beaches attracted huge interest when first told by the Magazine. The list of places where the toys have been spotted is still growing. Beachcomber Tracey Williams has been picking up Lego along the Cornish coastline ever since a container spill dumped millions of the toy pieces into the sea in 1997. Since the curious tale was reported by the Magazine, dozens of people have contacted Williams to say they, too, have found parts of the much-loved toy scattered on shores. Snip Most of the people who've contacted her found Lego...
  • A world of trouble for SeaWorld

    12/12/2014 6:30:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Terrence McCoy
    Under normal circumstances, an institution as big and famous as SeaWorld would be impervious to any number of public assaults on its standing. Like Wal-Mart or Comcast or Disneyland, one would assume it could bear any bad press and keep chugging. But after the release of the documentary “Blackfish” in the summer of 2013, it became clear to onlookers that these were not normal circumstances and not the usual bad press. That became dramatically clear Thursday, when the company’s CEO, Jim Atchison, resigned in a departure many link to the fallout.
  • Jumbo squids attack Greenpeace submarine

    10/14/2014 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 52 replies
    http://www.cnet.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Michelle Starr
    A two-man Greenpeace submarine has been attacked by squids on an expedition in the Bering Sea -- and all the gory details were captured in a Vine.
  • Blue whale's population rebounds to about 97% near US West Coast...

    09/06/2014 5:50:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    inferse.com ^ | 9/6/14
    Researchers reveal that the population of California Recent data gathered by researchers show that the population of California Blue Whales is now in a healthy state with an estimate number of around 2,200 residing in the eastern side of the Pacific Ocean. This number reflects that it is around the 97% rate of its historical levels. This rate shows that the population has reached the capacity of what the ocean system can support....