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VIDEO: Seal of approval

A young seal recently delighted two surfers by joining them for a session in the waves off Northumberland, England.

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VIDEO: Going with the flow

Little information was provided with this recently posted sailing gaffe, but it hardly needs much explaining.

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VIDEO: Poop deck pooch

Tucker’s handler holds his leash tightly as the dog pulls forward and leans over the open bow of a small Grady-White dual console. Tucker is on the trail of a prized finding for biologists in Washington — whale feces, or scat.

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VIDEO: Bump and run

An Arizona couple vacationing in Hawaii went on a whale-watching tour aboard a traditional outrigger canoe and certainly got their money’s worth.

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VIDEO: Top of the world

The Charles W. Morgan, the last of an American whaling fleet that numbered more than 2,700 vessels, has spent the summer touring northeastern ports after undergoing a 5-year, $10.6 million restoration to make the 173-year-old ship seaworthy again.

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VIDEO: Raging bull

This video has kicked around the Web for a number of years and has recently resurfaced with a new posting. If you haven’t seen it before, or even if you have, it’s worth a minute of your time.

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VIDEO: A bite too big

Filed under “unusual marine mammal deaths,” a great white shark filmed thrashing around in the shallow waters of an Australian beach was later found to have died with a sea lion stuck in its throat.

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VIDEO: Fly and release

Recreational anglers appreciate state efforts to annually keep lakes and streams stocked with native fish to chase, but in rural areas of Utah wildlife officials take an innovative approach to restocking.

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VIDEO: Flip-flop

We don’t know the story behind this video — only that it does not end well.

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Caught on camera

It’s a fish tale that would be too difficult to believe if there weren’t photographic proof.

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VIDEO: Sunday driver

We found this old newsreel clip from 1936 about Percy Hunt of Buffalo, N.Y., who built a powerboat around a Chevrolet car body, using the original 6-cylinder car engine as the boat motor.

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VIDEO: Filling the nets

One of the most popular fish for anglers along the Northeast coast is striped bass.

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VIDEO: Stuffing the bow

We don’t know the story behind this video of what appears to be a European commercial fishing boat steaming into port with its bow submerged.

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VIDEO: Outboard overboard

Here’s a video that begs some questions but provides few answers. The guy who posted it said he was testing his new camera on his boat, capturing some video of his buddy at the tiller of his small outboard.

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VIDEO: Pushing the limits

Skimboards usually are used for skimming along on shallow waters near the beach, not riding huge waves, but don’t tell that to professional skimboarder Brad Domke.

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VIDEO: 11 years on the bottom

After spending 11 years 80 feet underwater, a replica of a classic 1934 Garwood Speedster that sank on North Carolina’s Lake Norman has been salvaged.

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VIDEO: No time to react

San Diego-based wildlife photographer Dale Frink was on a whale-watching trip July 2 when he came across a pair of blue whales.

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VIDEO: Grace in motion

It wouldn’t be hard to find a boater who considers seagulls the bane of his existence. We all know what they can do to a nice clean deck.

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VIDEO: Balancing act

Commercial shipping can be a tough way to earn a living. Plowing through massive seas while balancing tons of cargo on the deck of a small floating city isn’t an easy gig.

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VIDEO: Plucky teen aids rescue

A 12-year-old girl proved her mettle as a mate when she found herself among 15 people — most of them with disabilities — aboard a grounded pontoon boat with a closing window of time for a safe rescue.

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