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Charred wreckage of California dive boat raised from ocean floor

Charred wreckage of California dive boat raised from ocean floorA dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, was raised from the ocean floor on Thursday as federal safety officials said the crew had no night watchman on duty, as required, when the flames erupted. Television images showed the blackened, burned out hulk of the 75-foot (23-meter) Conception as it was hoisted to the surface near Santa Cruz Island, to be loaded onto a barge and taken to an undisclosed location as part of a federal investigation into the accident. The ship burst into flames at about 3:15 a.m. on Labor Day, killing 33 passengers and a crew member who had been sleeping below decks.



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Man crosses 3,000 miles of Pacific Ocean by paddleboard and sees plastic pollution 'every day'

Man crosses 3,000 miles of Pacific Ocean by paddleboard and sees plastic pollution 'every day'An adventurer has completed a 2,951-mile solo paddleboard voyage from San Francisco to Hawaii, a feat of endurance which lasted 76 days.Antonio de la Rosa travelled alone across the Pacific Ocean without supporting boats. He braved choppy waters and glimpsed whales – as well as a constant stream of plastic pollution.



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A man drowned on his honeymoon in Florida. It was his first time swimming in the ocean.

A man drowned on his honeymoon in Florida. It was his first time swimming in the ocean.For Dalton Cottrell and Cheyenne Hedrick, "three days of wedded bliss turned into a nightmare very quickly," Hedrick wrote on Facebook.



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Iowa newlywed, 22, drowns on honeymoon during first-ever time in ocean, just 3 days after wedding

Iowa newlywed, 22, drowns on honeymoon during first-ever time in ocean, just 3 days after weddingA 22-year-old Iowa man tragically drowned Tuesday during his Floridahoneymoon, just three days after he and his bride said, "I do



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Coast Guard Seizes 26,000 Pounds Of Cocaine In The Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Seizes 26,000 Pounds Of Cocaine In The Pacific OceanThe U.S. Coast Guard seized over 26,000 pounds of cocaine worth more than $ 350 million from several drug busts throughout the Pacific Ocean, which it unloaded in San Diego Friday.The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast intercepted six suspected drug-smuggling vessels in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, Central and South America between late June and mid-July, according to a Coast Guard press release.“This was 26,000 of cocaine that will not make it to the main streets of the U.S.A., and it also gives us the opportunity to make sure that we can continue to combat transnational criminal organizations that transport this cocaine deep in the Pacific every single day,” said Rear Adm. Peter Gautier, the 11th Coast Guard District commander, in a statement. “Because we know that with a supply chain of illegal narcotics, at every single step there’s violence, instability and despair.”In one of the busts, the Coast Guard released footage which shows suspected smugglers throwing bags of cocaine overboard as their boat raced through the ocean July 18.“The crew members apprehended the suspected smugglers and seized approximately 2,300 pounds of cocaine from the vessel,” according to the Coast Guard.



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Flesh-eating bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he vacationed in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.

Flesh-eating bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he vacationed in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.A species of flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio is gaining a larger foothold in the US as oceans heat up.



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Jury: Hart mothers drugged, killed all six children by driving SUV over California cliff into Pacific Ocean

Jury: Hart mothers drugged, killed all six children by driving SUV over California cliff into Pacific OceanJennifer and Sarah Hart gave their six children as many as 19 doses each of Benadryl before driving their SUV over a steep cliff, a jury ruled.



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Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colors

Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colorsIncredible neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce, 39, took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in Madagascar and Mafia Island in Tanzania recently. He was thrilled to spot the biofluorescence creatures – which produce their own light – he managed to capture, including fireflies and glow worms. Simon, who is also a marine biologist, from New Plymouth, New Zealand, said: “I felt like I was in the film Avatar capturing these images. …



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Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giantThe sight of a basking shark’s brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors — it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe. It may be the world’s second largest fish, growing to more than 10 metres (35 feet), but the basking shark, or Cetorhinus maximus, is an enigma for scientists eager to help preserve the plankton-eating giant after centuries of overfishing. Hunted voraciously for its massive fin — highly prized for sharks’ fin soup in China — as well as its oily liver and meat, global populations of basking shark declined precipitously during the 20th century.



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Disturbing composite photos reimagine ocean pollution

Disturbing composite photos reimagine ocean pollutionPortuguese artist Paulo de Oliveira's shocking composite images of animals being strangled by discarded nets and gorging on plastic rubbish serve as a stark warning of the damage caused by human waste.



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