Dispatches

VIDEO: Dodging flying fish

Freshmen from Washington University in St. Louis were rowing on Missouri’s Creve Couer Lake two weeks ago when hundreds of leaping Asian carp halted their crew.

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VIDEO: Relax, it's showtime

The sixth annual Essex (Conn.) Spring Boat Show will take place Friday through Sunday at Brewer Dauntless Marina, which is five scenic miles from where the Connecticut River enters Long Island Sound.

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VIDEO: Surprise attack

Undersea, humans are out of their element, but that hasn’t kept us from going there.

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VIDEO: In good hands

Anything can happen offshore, and trouble is almost always unexpected.

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VIDEO: Dancing on a wave

Austin Keen is a 24-year-old professional skimboarder. Like all skimboarders who live in California, Austin seems to be living a life of fun.

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VIDEO: Huge surprise

Marine biologists rely on remotely operated underwater vehicles, more commonly referred to as ROVs, now more than ever.

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VIDEO: Aerial ice breaker

A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Traverse City, Mich., showed their resourcefulness last Saturday when they used the rotor wash from their aircraft to help clear a path for two fishermen who became surrounded by ice on Lake Michigan.

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VIDEO: Overmatched

This video has been kicking around the Internet for a few years, but it’s new to us and shows an example of epically awful decision-making.

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VIDEO: Tied up in 50 knots

During one of the strongest storms of the year, professional kitesurfer Kevin Langeree decided to be a bit unreasonable.

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VIDEO: Fishing for a handout

Sea lions are never shy about copping an easy meal, especially with so many recreational anglers more than happy to assist.

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VIDEO: Narrow escape

Jetboat rides through the canyons have become an iconic image of New Zealand’s tourism appeal, and for good reason: It sure looks like fun.

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VIDEO: Hard lesson

Transiting any inlet can quickly go from routine to red alert when something goes wrong.

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VIDEO: Sinking the evidence

For months, two ships from the environmental activist group Sea Shepherd shadowed a rogue commercial vessel suspected of engaging in illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing of vulnerable Patagonian toothfish (aka Chilean sea bass) in the Southern Ocean.

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VIDEO: Breaking river wave

The Daly River in Australia’s Northern Territory is a tidal river known to local fishermen for its abundance of barramundi.

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VIDEO: Heroic effort

A relaxing day of fishing for 16-year-old Louisiana high school sophomore Leyton Page ended with his frantic attempt to rescue five people, including three children, from the Pearl River.

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VIDEO: Tragic sinking

A 330-foot Russian fishing trawler sank within 15 minutes about 4 a.m. Thursday in the icy waters off Russia's Far East coast, killing at least 56 people and probably more.

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VIDEO: Tall order

The Canadian tall ship Liana's Ransom, with nine aboard, was caught in seas building to nearly 10 feet and 20- to 30-knot winds 58 miles off the coast of Gloucester, Mass.

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VIDEO: Snack time

Cruising boaters who have visited Great Exuma in the Bahamas know of the unique attraction of “Pig Beach,” and it’s definitely an appealing spot.

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VIDEO: 'I'm gutted'

When it comes to bluewater sailracing, the Volvo Ocean Race is not for the fainthearted.

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VIDEO: Baited, then a switch

The angler knew he had hooked a big one as he strained to pull the leviathan to the surface.

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