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Rare and 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen in Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.

Queen Mary Model Heads Cross-Country to Mother Ship

The South Street Seaport Museum is lending one of its masterpieces to the ocean liner Queen Mary, these days a floating hotel and tourist attraction in Long Beach, Calif. It's a 20-foot-long scale model of the Queen Mary, with hundreds of handcrafted details such as masts, riggings and lifeboats.

A World Art Tour — Under Sail

The Mystique nods at its slip in Ilwaco, Washington, as Steve Van Ronk moves around the deck securing lines and sails. He is watched closely by Aleutia, a retired champion search-and-rescue dog now working security aboard the 41-foot ketch. He goes below, brews herbal tea, and begins to talk. At 65 he is both fit and ebullient; the words and ideas are a torrent, the outpourings of an energetic mind.

Record Crop of Students has Boat School Class at NWMC

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is intent on enhancing local collaboration while furthering its regional reputation.

Newport's Boat Parade, Ring of Lights Winners Collect Their Awards

The considerable wake left by the biggest event of the year in Newport Beach washed ashore Friday night with the Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights awards dinner and auction at the Island Hotel.

Paddle Boarder Who Wanted to See Orcas Gets an Up-Close Look

Rich German says he had been dreaming of getting a close look at orcas. That dream came true recently, as a pod of five orcas swam around -- and even under -- German while he stood on his paddle board off of Laguna Beach, Calif.

New York Subway Cars are Dumped in the Sea to Create Artificial Reefs for Millions of Fish

New York subway cars are the last thing you'd expect to come across in the vast, harsh expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

Denison Yacht Sales Forms Strategic Partnership with San Diego-Based West Coast Multihulls

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (January 21, 2015) -- Denison Yacht Sales has announced its partnership with San Diego-based West Coast Multihulls (WCM), establishing a strategic presence in Southern California for the South Florida-based yacht sales company. Denison will be operating its yacht brokerage office in West Coast Multihull's Sunroad Marina office in San Diego.

Where Sea and History Meet: Port Townsend

Nobody just passes through Port Townsend. You have to want to go there. And oh yes, you'll want to go there.

Superyachts to the Rescue

LA CIOTAT, France -- After scuba divers checked the supporting mounts, a massive submerged boat elevator slowly raised the 661-ton, 51-meter-long yacht M/Y Sky clear of the Mediterranean, gradually revealing its black matte hull.

Boatbuilding Class in Cowichan Bay a Hit

Maple Bay Elementary School students took part in a different kind of learning at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre last fall.

New Navigation Module to Help Future Freighters Act as Their Own Sails

In 2013, Norway's Lade AS unveiled designs for Vindskip, a "hybrid" merchant ship which aims to harness the wind courtesy of a specially-shaped hull, in the process taking the burden off of its natural-gas powered engines and saving fuel. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute's Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML) have been working to help realize this goal by developing an algorithm that will allow the Vindskip's navigation system to use the combination of power and sail at its most economical.

The Great Escape! Octopus Squeezes Through Incredibly Tiny Hole in Boat

A video of an octopus making a determined bid for freedom from a boat in the Gulf of Alaska has become an online hit.

Local Sailor Embraces New San Francisco Boat Show

It was an image of the Bay Area-based racing yacht IMP on the cover of Yachting Magazine way back when that had young John Baier packing his bags and headed for the only racing scene he wanted to be part of: San Francisco Bay.

GoFree Increases Free Functionality for Insight Genesis Cloud-Based Personalized and Social Mapping

Tulsa, Okla. -- GoFree -- the provider of digital content and services and part of the Navico family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and BG -- announced today a significant upgrade to the award-winning Insight Genesis personal and social mapping utility.


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