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Without Eyesight, John Berg Can See It All

LOS ANGELES -- Mother Nature's hurricane season might be winding down but come Oct. 26 a storm of boaters will be trekking the Pacific Ocean from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas as part of the annual Baja Ha-Ha cruiser rally. In the middle of the boating storm will be John Berg, who will be sailing his boat, Valhalla.

Stung, Tired and in Hospital -- But Swimmer Sets World Record

Ultra-marathon Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel carved her name into the history books early yesterday by swimming almost 80 miles unassisted from the southern tip of Eleuthera to New Providence -- but spent the day in hospital as a result of severe jellyfish stings.

This Guy Sailed Around the World on a Beach Cat

Is this the most extreme journey ever? Swiss sailor Yvan Bourgnon has swapped his 'Formula One' catamaran to sail around the world in a tiny, cabin-less beach cat -- a journey of 50,00 km, that he estimated would take him almost a year. Making it even tougher? Bourgnon gave up GPS and computer-aided navigation to do it old-school with a sextant and a compass "sailing by feel," as he calls it.

12-Year-Old Girl's Record Breaking 616-Pound Monster Bluefin Tuna is No Fishy Tale

A 12-year-old girl has broken a world record after reeling in a 616-pound bluefin tuna.

Shenandoah Project Sails Ahead

The hum of a table saw chewing through lumber and the distinct pounding of a hammer cut through the foggy morning outside Austin Estuary Park last week. All the while, Nate Slater bounces between the shop in the parking lot of the Harbor History Museum and the mighty Shenandoah fishing boat, built in 1925.

How Do You Launch America's Newest $360M Ship? Like a Toy in a Bathtub.

The USS Detroit got launched on Saturday, a 3,500-ton littoral combat ship built at a cost of around $360 million. Lockheed Martin dropped the ship into the water like a toy into a bathtub.

Seniors Take the High Seas With Oasis Sailing Club

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Can recreational boating help you live longer? A group of senior citizens who are members of Oasis (Older Adult Social and Information Services) Sailing Club in Newport Beach certainly believe the time they spend on the water has been key to living long, healthy and happy lives.

Chumash Tomol Canoe to Help Kids Learn About History of Central Coast

Kids along the Central Coast will have a big visual aid as they study Chumash history in school.

SeaWorld Wants to Build the World’s Biggest Fish Farm

Will the fish on your dinner plate come from SeaWorld one day? It could soon.

Southern California's Pink Dragons to Compete in Boat Festival

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The sun was beginning to dip down on the horizon as a team of women, armed with paddles and their pink gear, pushed an 800-pound dragon boat into the water and hopped in.

Study: Fish Just Wanna Have Fun

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- It's only natural to assume small-brained animals like fish would care about little outside of the quest for food and mates, but according to a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee, some of them -- like cichlid fish species -- like to play.

Historic Fish Boat Goes to Astoria Museum

Last week, Puget Island resident Olaf Thomason donated a boat commissioned in 1902 by the first permanent settler on Puget Island to the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria.

Mesmerizing Killer Whale Drone Footage

The Vancouver Aquarium and NOAA teamed together for the first study of killer whales using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), more commonly known as a drone.

Octopus Attacking Boat on Carmel Beach Wins Annual Sandcastle Contest

CARMEL, Calif. -- It was all smiles out at Carmel Beach for the 54th Annual Sandcastle Contest.

Santa Cruz Harbor Celebrates Completion of Recovery and Rebuilding Process

Santa Cruz, CA -- October 21, 2014 -- Three years after being devastated by the tsunami that was triggered by the 2011 earthquake in Japan, Santa Cruz Harbor looks better than it did before the tsunami hit.


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