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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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....
  • Sea World's profits fall $42MILLION below Wall Street's expectations after devastating Blackfish

    08/14/2014 5:29:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 14, 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) fell Wednesday after the theme park operator reported second-quarter profit and sales that missed Wall Street expectations and cut its outlook for the year. The Orlando, Florida-based company also said it believes attendance during the period was hurt by negative publicity surrounding its treatment of killer whales, which are trained to perform tricks. A documentary last year called Blackfish suggested that the company's treatment of the killer whales provokes violent behavior from them, which in turn has led to the death of trainers.
  • Sea Launch set for liftoff with Eutelsat telecom satellite (2:10PM PDT/5:10PM EDT)

    05/26/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies ^ | 26MAY2014 | Staff Writer
    Rocket: Zenit 3SL Payload: Eutelsat 3B Date: May 26, 2014 Time: 2110 GMT (2:10 p.m. PDT/5:10 p.m. EDT) Window: 54 minutes Site: Odyssey launch platform, Equator, 154º west, Pacific Ocean With its mobile command ship and launch platform positioned in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, Sea Launch is counting down to its first mission since February 2013 on Monday with a European communications satellite. Liftoff is set for 2110 GMT (2:10 p.m./5:10 p.m. EDT). 1710 GMT (1:10 p.m. EDT) T-minus 4 hours. Sea Launch reports the weather outlook is favorable for today's blastoff from the equator at 2110 GMT (5:10 p.m....
  • Nereus deep sea sub 'implodes' 10km-down

    05/12/2014 11:12:53 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/12/14 | Jonathan Amos
    One of the world's most capable deep-sea research subs has been lost.The robotic vehicle Nereus went missing while exploring one of the ocean's deepest spots: the Kermadec Trench, which lies north east of New Zealand. Surface debris was found, suggesting the vessel suffered a catastrophic implosion as a result of the immense pressures where it was operating some 10km (6.2 miles) down. Nereus was a flagship ocean explorer for the US science community. "Nereus helped us explore places we've never seen before and ask questions we never thought to ask," said Timothy Shank, from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),...
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet's Collapse Triggers Sea Level Warning (15 foot rise)

    05/12/2014 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/12/14 | Alan Boyle
    Two teams of scientists say the long-feared collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun, kicking off what they say will be a centuries-long, "unstoppable" process that could raise sea levels by as much as 15 feet. "There's been a lot of speculation about the stability of marine ice sheets, and many scientists suspected that this kind of behavior is under way," Ian Joughin, a glaciologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, said in a news release about one of the studies published Monday. "This study provides a more qualitative idea of the rates at which the collapse...
  • (Muslim Brotherhood) Fatwa: Women Who Swim in the Sea Commit Adultery, Should Be Punished

    12/01/2013 11:19:32 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 70 replies
    India Today Online ^ | November 28, 2013 | India Today Online
    Fatwa: Women who swim in the sea commit adultery, should be punished • "When a woman goes swimming, as the word for sea is masculine, when "the water touches the woman's private parts, she becomes an 'adulteress' and should be punished." - Summary of a report titled "The misguided Fatwas of the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis", as published in the Al Masry Al Youm. A report by a committee set up by Al Azhar, one of the oldest and most prestigious Islamic universities in Cairo, to study the fatwas issued by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis reveals how Islamists view...
  • Syrian Hackers Claim Twitter And Facebook Accounts Of Obama

    10/29/2013 4:16:15 AM PDT · by Madison Andrew · 11 replies
    Syrian Electronic Army, the hacker group of Syria that supports the Assad regime has undertaken responsibility for hacking the link of Obama’s campaign on Monday. The group said that it redirected the shortened service links of Twitter and Facebook accounts of the President to one among the propaganda videos of the group. This admission from the Syrian group arrives just a day before Obama hosts a discussion about cyber security with top notch CEOs who belong to various sectors such as Information Technology, defenseand energy. Syrian Hackers Claim Twitter And Facebook Accounts Of Obama
  • Syrian Electronic Army Cyber Attacks Continue With US Marines Hack

    09/02/2013 5:57:13 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 5 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/2/13 | David Gilbert
    ... The SEA defaced the website early on Monday morning but at the time of publication the website had returned to normal. As well as posting a lengthy message to its "brothers" in the US marine corps, the SEA posted a series of pictures purporting to show soldiers in uniform holding up written messages protesting Us involvement in Syria.
  • O'Malley signs executive order on flooding, sea level rise (Is Maryland sinking?)

    01/01/2013 7:16:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Cecil Daily ^ | 1/01/13
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order Friday to increase Maryland's long-term resiliency to storm-related flooding and sea level rise. **SNIP** "As storms such as Hurricane Sandy have shown, it is vital that we commit our resources and expertise to create a ready and resilient Maryland by taking the necessary steps to adapt to the rising sea and unpredictable weather," O'Malley said. "In studying and planning for storms and climate change, we can ensure that our land, infrastructure, and most importantly our citizens are safe and prepared."
  • Superstorm Sandy and Sea Level Rise

    12/04/2012 9:37:47 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 13 replies ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Kahn’s Brian Kahn interviews Cynthia Rosenzweig, a climate impacts expert at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, co-chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, and director of the NOAA-sponsored Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast. Why should New Yorkers care about sea level rise? First of all, sea level rise is a big issue for millions of people in the U.S., not just New Yorkers. Twenty-three of the 25 most densely populated U.S. counties are on the coast. In New York, the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy has shown how powerful and damaging the effects...
  • Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at sea

    09/15/2012 8:15:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/14/12 | Alan Boyle
    Neil Armstrong's ashes buried at seaBy Alan Boyle 18 hours ago The cremated remains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, were committed to the Atlantic Ocean today, in accordance with the Navy flier's final wish. **SNIP** The setting for today's burial-at-sea ceremony on the Navy missile cruiser Philippine Sea, operating out of its Florida homeport, was much more intimate. Armstrong's widow, Carol, played a key role in the proceedings: Assisted by Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul Nagy, she passed the remains overboard, then accepted the folded-up U.S. flag from from the ship's...
  • 'Beatings', sniper nests and a punishment block called ‘The Hole’: Inside Scientology’s strict Sea

    07/03/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/3/12 | Daniel Bates
    Members are banned from having children, are paid just $50 a week and can be punished for simply looking at somebody the wrong way by being thrown in ‘The Hole’ - two trailers set aside for punishment. It has been investigated by FBI agents looking into human trafficking and one member claimed he was locked in a ship’s hold for 18 hours a day with no food. Holmes is also said to have been alarmed at her daughter being pushed into an academy partly paid for by Will Smith which acts as a feeder to a school popular with Scientologists....
  • Legislation would limit sea-level plans to past patterns (So - you live on a coast?)

    05/26/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Star News Online ^ | 5/24/12 | Patrick Gannon
    Legislation would limit sea-level plans to past patternsBy Patrick Gannon Last Modified: Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:23 a.m. A controversy is churning over projections for sea-level rise through the end of this century and whether they should be used in drafting development policies along the coast today. Draft legislation circulating among state lawmakers, lobbyists and advocacy groups would prohibit state and local government agencies from using projections of accelerated sea rise – due mainly to global warming and the melting of polar ice caps – when forming coasting development policies and regulations. If enacted as written, the measure would...
  • Hillary Clinton: Opposition to Sea Treaty Based on 'Mythology'

    05/24/2012 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/24/12 | Matt Cover
    ( – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee began the latest round in a decades-long fight to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), known as the Law of the Sea Treaty, with supporters in the Obama administration and the military squaring off against Republican opponents on Wednesday. “I am well aware that this treaty does have determined opposition, limited, but nevertheless quite vociferous,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the committee. “And it’s unfortunate because it’s opposition based in ideology and mythology, not in facts, evidence, or the consequences of our continuing failure to accede to...
  • Kerry: No vote on Sea Treaty before election

    05/23/2012 9:10:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 5/23/12 | Julian Pecquet
    The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced Wednesday he likely won't bring up the Law of the Sea Treaty for a vote before the November election. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said some lawmakers “on and off the committee” have candidly told him they'd “be more comfortable” if they could avoid having to cast the controversial vote during the campaign season. He made the announcement during a high-level hearing with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. “I would like to see this
  • Obama’s 'Law of the Sea' Treaty Spreads the Wealth Around

    05/21/2012 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 5/21/12 | Steven Groves The Heritage Foundation
    It's bad enough when American tax dollars are blown on government-created debacles such as Solyndra and "Operation Fast and Furious." But at least in those instances the expenditures carried a bare modicum of democratic legitimacy. What if, on the other hand, the U.S. Treasury was raided for billions of dollars, which were then redistributed to the rest of the world by an international bureaucracy headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica? That's what will surely happen if the U.S. Senate gives its advice and consent to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, a deeply flawed treaty that was rejected...
  • MARITIME ATTACK: Law of the Sea Treaty in US Senate for Approval

    05/16/2012 9:18:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 5/16/12 | Trevor Loudon
    Contributors: volunteer activists of the Sovereignty Campaign – @SovCam The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is once again diddling with the ultra-massive U.S. sovereignty and communitarian wealth giveaways known as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty (UNCLOS or LOST). Whenever one sees “communitarian,” one may think “global communist.” Neo-Marxist Saboteur Barack Obama‘s State and Defense Departments (including numerous compromised, NATO-head officers) are pressuring the Senate to adopt this travesty after years of resistance dating back to Ronald Reagan’s presidency. If the committee goes forward with it, they could choose either of two paths: 1....
  • 2 salmon-eating sea lions killed at Bonneville Dam (nonlethal hazing failed)

    04/08/2012 12:21:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/06/12
    2 salmon-eating sea lions killed at Bonneville DamAssociated Press – Fri, Apr 6, 2012 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state wildlife spokesman says two salmon-eating California sea lions have been captured this week at Bonneville Dam and killed by lethal injection. The Oregonian reports the deaths are the first this year after a federal judge ruled last month the program could proceed. Washington Fish and Wildlife spokesman Craig Bartlett says the sea lions were captured Tuesday.
  • Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level Rise (NC)

    02/20/2012 4:30:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 2/20/12 | Sara Burrows
    Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level RiseState officials still pushing coastal counties to prepare for a one-meter rise By Sara Burrows Feb. 20th, 2012 RALEIGH — State officials are pressuring local governments to plan for a one-meter sea-level rise by 2100, even though many independent scientists have argued the rise is highly unlikely if not impossible. Even though a state advisory panel no longer recommends regulations based on the one-meter projection, local government officials worry that state regulators will try to implement those rules. Such a policy, they say, would have a devastating impact on...
  • Sounds of the sea: Listening online to the ocean floor (US Navy not happy)

    01/17/2012 8:20:34 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | Rhitu Chatterjee and Rob Hugh-Jones
    Satellite photos used to be for military eyes only, but Google Earth changed all that. Now something similar is happening to the ocean depths, with any web user able to listen in and "surf the sea floor" - and the US Navy is not happy."The cable is going underneath here," says Benoit Pirenne, standing at the water's edge on Canada's Vancouver Island. "It's going out 500 miles (800km) in a big loop in the ocean, coming back in the same place." The Vancouver cable connects a network of scientific instruments on the floor of the north Pacific, some as deep...
  • S. Korean Navy fires shots after hearing sound of artillery fire near wester sea border(NK arty)

    08/10/2011 12:04:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/10/11
    Title only so far.
  • Flooding of ancient Salton Sea linked to San Andreas earthquakes

    06/27/2011 8:31:32 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    University of California - San Diego ^ | June 26, 2011 | Unknown
    Study finds that faults beneath the Salton Sea ruptured during Colorado River floods and may have triggered large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas FaultSouthern California's Salton Sea, once a large natural lake fed by the Colorado River, may play an important role in the earthquake cycle of the southern San Andreas Fault and may have triggered large earthquakes in the past. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Nevada, Reno, discovered new faults in the Salton Sea near the southern end of the San Andreas Fault. By examining...
  • Pictures Of Cornwall Where I Married My Cornish Girl So Long Ago…

    05/12/2011 11:15:17 AM PDT · by sussex · 16 replies
    The Aged ^ | 12/05/11 | the Aged P
    That’s right – I married a Cornish girl nearly 44 years ago and we still often go back there. This is the cottage where we stayed in Fowey a few weeks ago.
  • Obama skipped Memorial Day visit to Arlington, but shows respect to Bin Laden's corpse

    05/06/2011 1:39:25 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 19 replies
    President Obama skipped the the traditional Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery last year, a move that dismayed veterans of the armed forces who felt he was disrespecting America's dead soldiers. Nevertheless, Obama told 60 Minutes that the decision to give Osama Bin Laden a proper burial according to Islamic law was made out of respect to the late Al Qaeda chief's corpse. - VIDEO
  • Boehner, Boren and other lawmakers visited Pakistan two weeks ago

    05/02/2011 10:12:45 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 4 replies
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's lone Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dan Boren of Muskogee, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, accompanied House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on a trip to Pakistan where they had a "frank and productive discussion" about the battle against Islamic extremist groups like the Taliban and Al Qaeda, as reported by The Hill on April 18, 2011. Boren joined Boehner, along with Reps. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), Mike Conaway (R-Texas), Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) and Joe Heck (R-Nev.). According to The Hill, "Boehner's group is taking advantage of the congressional recess to visit key strategic...
  • U.S. Navy Disrupts Piracy Attempt in Arabian Sea

    03/25/2011 3:52:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    ARABIAN SEA, March 25, 2011 – U.S. naval forces disrupted a pirate attack on a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, after it reported it had been attacked by pirates yesterday. Navy Chief Petty Officer Nathan P. Rose, an assistant boarding officer, briefs the guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf’s visit, board, search and seizure team before boarding the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel Falcon Trader II, which had sent out a distress call reporting it had been boarded by pirates in the Arabian Sea, March 25, 2011. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Guerra  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. All 20...
  • Law of the Sea Treaty

    02/17/2011 11:04:24 AM PST · by NavVet · 7 replies
    Does anybody know of a list of which Senators support and which Senators oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty.
  • Ancient 8-Foot Sea Scorpions Probably Were Pussycats

    01/03/2011 10:07:49 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 29 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/30/2010 | Charles Q. Choi
    Ancient sea scorpions included the largest and arguably most frightening bug-like creatures known to have lived on Earth, but despite their fearsome claws, these giants might actually have been creampuffs, scientists think.
  • FOX NEWS BREAKING-Aircraft Slides Off Runway At Sea-Tac

    11/22/2010 5:15:57 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 87 replies · 2+ views
    tcrlaf | 11-22-10 | TCRLAF
    Nothing more yet, just announced by Shep....
  • Burial at sea fails when body surfaces

    09/14/2010 11:20:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 71 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | September 14, 2010 | Robert Nolin
    FORT LAUDERDALE — A burial in his beloved sea was the wish of Daniel Scott Lasky, who died last week at his home in Hickory, N.C. But his family's efforts to comply with that wish led to a fisherman's startling discovery and sent homicide investigators scrambling to solve the mystery of a body at sea. Lasky, a 48-year-old grocery worker, died of Lou Gehrig's disease on Sept. 8. The next day his family packed his body in dry ice, loaded it into a van and drove to Fort Lauderdale, where Lasky once vacationed. After stopping overnight in Daytona Beach, the...
  • Crafton family enjoys rare closeness after seven years together at sea

    08/02/2010 10:53:37 AM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies · 45+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1 August, 2010 | Steve Hendrix
    After living the past seven years in this cabin the size of a hotel bathroom, the Crafton family seems in no hurry to clear out now..."I went to a Wal-Mart the first week we were back, and I had to come home and take a nap," says Tom, rolling his ice-gray eyes and leaning against the teak bulkhead. "It's way too soon for that. Some of our cruising friends warned us about reentry. Baby steps, baby steps."
  • National Ocean Council

    07/30/2010 8:16:09 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 4 replies
    MORPHCITY ^ | July 30, 2010 | swampsniper
    By Cassandra Anderson Thirty states will be encroached upon by Obama's Executive Order establishing the National Ocean Council for control over America's oceans, coastlines and the Great Lakes. Under this new council, states' coastal jurisdictions will be subject to the United Nations' Law Of Sea Treaty (LOST) in this UN Agenda 21 program. America'a oceans and coastlines will be broken into 9 regions that include the North East, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, the Gulf Coast, West Coast, the Great Lakes, Alaska, the Pacific Islands (including Hawaii) and the Caribbean. Because of the decades of difficulty that the collectivists have had trying...
  • The bizarre new creatures discovered at the bottom of Atlantic Ocean (amazing pix!)

    07/12/2010 6:32:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Mail ^ | July 8, 2010
    Oddly-shaped, brightly-coloured or even transparent these are some of the bizarre creatures that scientists did not even know existed until recently.They are among a host of new animals that scientists have just uncovered in the hidden depths of the Atlantic Ocean during a new study which has 'revolutionised' thinking about deep-sea life.Scientists believe they have discovered more than 10 new marine species by using the latest diving technology during the groundbreaking study.A Benthic Holothurian (Peniagone diaphana) from the mid Atlantic ridge, which was caught swimming above the sea floor A Polynoid Polychaete worm, caught at approximately 2,500m below sea level...
  • Masefield – Poet of the Sea….

    07/05/2010 2:27:38 PM PDT · by sussex · 3 replies
    The Aged ^ | 05/07/10 | the Aged P
    I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
  • Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel (Jonah?)

    05/11/2010 8:51:49 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 933+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/11/2010 | Staff
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - – The appearance of a grey whale off the coast of Israel has stunned scientists, in what was thought to be the first time the giant mammal has been seen outside the Pacific in several hundred years. The whale, which was first sighted off Herzliya in central Israel on Saturday, is believed to have travelled thousands of miles from the north Pacific after losing its way in search of food. "It's an unbelievable event which has been described as one of the most important whale sightings ever," said Dr Aviad Scheinin, chairman of the Israel Marine Mammal...
  • Monster bug? It's no joke! (30"-long isopod)

    03/31/2010 3:34:19 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 38 replies · 2,807+ views ^ | 03/31/10 | Alan Boyle
    It may look like a creepy-crawly April Fool's joke - but an expert on deep-sea species says the bizarre giant bug shown in pictures circulating on the Internet is the real deal. "I've seen the pictures, and they are real, and they really do get that big," Craig McClain, assistant director of science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in North Carolina, told me today. McClain specializes in deep-sea biological systems and covers the subject on his Weblog, Deep Sea News. So he was the go-to guy when pictures of the bug, reportedly hauled up aboard a remotely operated vehicle...
  • Its Time To Go In The Sea

    01/16/2010 11:00:59 AM PST · by animgr8 · 221+ views
    Here is a nice demonstration video of body boarding, all on the excellent soundtrack for the Phoenix group and their titles: Lisztomania. A very good job of Director Fergal Smith and Tom Lowe.
  • Michael Yon Handcuffed by TSA at SeaTac (Updated)("refusing to say how much money I make")

    01/05/2010 2:19:39 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 215 replies · 4,236+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | January 05, 2010 | Dr. Rusty Shackleford
    This from Michael Yon on Facebook: arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make. (The uniformed ones say I was not "arrested", but they definitely handcuffed me.) Their videos and audios should show that I was polite, but simply refused questions that had nothing to do with national security. Port authority police eve...eventually came -- they were professionals -- and rescued me from the border bullies. h/t tip North Shore JournalInstead of going after those that are suspected terrorists, this happens? I was reading a post at JWF, where Joan Rivers was booted...
  • Breaking: Michael Yon arrested at Seattle airport

    01/05/2010 10:39:04 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 56 replies · 3,152+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | January 05, 2010 | Ed MORRISSEY
    Thank goodness our Homeland Security people are on the job after the EunuchBomber botched attack on Christmas Day. We certainly don’t want to have independent war correspondents passing through our airports without revealing their annual income: Got arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make. (The uniformed ones say I was not “arrested”, but they definitely handcuffed me.) Their videos and audios should show that I was polite, but simply refused questions that had nothing to do with national security. Port authority police eventually came — they were professionals — and rescued me from...
  • Tucson woman to honor mate's Navy service in burial at sea

    06/20/2009 11:19:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 1,242+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    For the past month, Emma Ramirez has been sleeping with her late husband. Each night, she tucks the urn full of his ashes into the bed they shared and talks to him in her dreams. Saying goodbye is harder than she imagined. But when her grief wanes, the Tucson woman plans to have her mate buried at sea as a tribute to his years of Navy service. "I know he would be honored," Ramirez, 58, said of her husband, Francisco M. Ramirez, a retired chief petty officer who died on May 15 at age 99. The Ramirezes are among a...