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VIDEO: A wild, roaring ride

Australians have a reputation for taking things to the extreme, especially when it comes to their passion for riverboat racing.

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VIDEO: Waked by a whale

Alaska is a world unto its own, so when a family recently took a fishing trip there they found more than they were angling for.

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VIDEO: Flying at 40 knots

Every boat is built with a purpose, and for some, the purpose is to sail fast — really fast.

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VIDEO: Aid from above

A Coast Guard Air Station Houston helicopter crew rescued a 60-year-old man after he fell overboard from a sailboat about 5 miles east of Kemah, Texas, on the afternoon of Sept. 24.

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VIDEO: Natural-born surfers

Some videos we come across are just impossible not to love.

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VIDEO: Hammer time

The latest viral video offers a point of view that no one wants — an ocean kayaker frantically fending off a super-aggressive hammerhead shark intent on ramming and biting his small boat.

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VIDEO: Going to sea in a thriller

Big-budget Hollywood movies on nautical adventure are hard to come by these days, but a whale of a movie is heading to theaters the day after Christmas.

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VIDEO: Dinner guest

During a whale-watching tour off New South Wales, Australia, photographer Robyn Malcolm captured a series of photos she turned into a slideshow of an odd pairing — a seal catching a ride on the back of a humpback whale.

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VIDEO: Pack 'your survival instincts'

The Adventurists is a group of British young men “dedicated to making adventure travel less safe and less boring.”

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VIDEO: 'Where's the kayak?'

California’s Monterey Bay is a whale-watching hot spot. Commercial tour boats offer awestruck viewers a degree of safety from the plunging and leaping of feeding cetaceans, but paddlers who venture too far into the fray are at the mercy of nature, as two of them found out last week.

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VIDEO: Bertram sneak peek

Fort Lauderdale-based Bertram Yacht announced it has retained the services of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, Maine, to build prototypes of its initial designs.

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VIDEO: Scary fast

A couple of anglers spotted a pod of orcas five miles off San Diego last week and motored over to have a closer look.

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VIDEO: Angry waters, calm rescue

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued three men from a disabled fishing boat in Alaska’s Bristol Bay on Sunday.

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VIDEO: Head-turning hydrofoil

We’ve all seen the America’s Cup wingsail catamarans and their revolutionary (and expensive) foils, which lift the hull out of the water under some conditions, leading to extreme boat speeds.

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VIDEO: Stranded, but not alone

When workers showed up last Sunday at White Crest Beach in Cape Cod, Mass., a 14-foot male great white shark that weighed about 2,000 pounds awaited them. It had apparently run aground and was thrashing in the shallows.

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VIDEO Reminder: be ready

The Atlantic hurricane season has been relatively slow, but the circumstances are different in the Pacific Ocean, where Hurricane Linda, now weakening, is the eighth major storm of the season.

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VIDEO: Good Samaritan's good call

Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews rescued two men after they ran aground on the Galveston, Texas, North Jetty Monday morning in an accident that ejected one of them and injured both.

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VIDEO: Where's my slip?

And you think navigating the narrow channels at your marina is tricky?

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VIDEO: Land cruiser

Here’s a fun video to kick off the long holiday weekend.

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VIDEO: Dollars for Dominica

Although Tropical Storm Erika delivered nothing but a soaking in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, the storm caused significant damage to the Commonwealth of Dominica, a small island of 289 square miles in the Caribbean.

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