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VIDEO: Raising a 'monster'

A wooden figurehead more than 500 years old, carved in the shape of a sea monster, was recently raised from Swedish seas for the first time since the Danish warship went to the bottom.

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VIDEO: Acrobatic escape

Seals make a great meal for a great white, which is why an explosion in the gray seal population has the ocean’s ultimate predator coming closer and closer to New England beaches.

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VIDEO: With a sure hand

Some videos speak for themselves, with little explanation.

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VIDEO: 'The Everest of sailing'

The 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race got underway in Great Britain on Sunday with the largest fleet in the 90-year history of the biennial bluewater race.

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VIDEO: Struggling whale gets helping hand

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are just that, and two young Australian anglers had theirs last week — a friendly, close encounter with a southern right whale.

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VIDEO: Equipped for rescue

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, rescued three men and a dog after the 70-foot catamaran Brandi Anne sank about 40 miles northeast of Oahu's North Shore on Aug. 9.

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VIDEO: 'He's going to jump in the boat!'

Anglers casting lines from a small center console off Huntington Beach, Calif., had to high-tail it away from their spot when a hungry mako shark went airborne.

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VIDEO: Achievement was 'unreal'

Professional water skier Freddy "The Nightmare" Krueger wowed crowds at an event last week with two jumps of more than 300 feet, breaking the previous world record of 299 feet, which was set in 2000.

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VIDEO: Fortunate survivors

A harrowing tale has come out of Australia, where an overnight fishing trip left a trio of anglers swimming for their lives on Sunday after their 18-foot boat capsized and sank.

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VIDEO: Diving lesson

Vincent Grison is preparing for the solo Mini Transat race, which takes sailors across the Atlantic in beamy 21-foot sailboats.

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VIDEO: Orca astern

The prevalence orcas in the waters off Savary Island in British Columbia makes it a popular spot for boaters to catch a glimpse of these marine mammals.

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VIDEO: A planing dirt bike

Say what you will about his outrageous stunts, but Robbie “Maddo” Maddison is a man on a mission.

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VIDEO: Over and out

Professionals who make their living on the water usually do their jobs flawlessly, but accidents do happen, as seen in this clip from the Netherlands.

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VIDEO: Comanche on the warpath

One of the fastest sailing yachts in the recent Transatlantic Race 2015 — a 2,800-mile sprint from Newport, R.I., to The Lizard, on the southwestern coast of England — is the high-tech racer named Comanche.

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VIDEO: One scary ghost

The futuristic $15 million prototype aptly named Ghost was built specifically to run stealthily invisible — until it unleashes a devastating blast with its mounted machine gun and rocket launcher.

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VIDEO: Burning beauty

Boaters tend to love their boats and Larry Jodass is no different.

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VIDEO: Diving deep into history

Midwestern boaters know the bottom of Lake Michigan is a vast graveyard of shipwrecks — at least 2,000 — and local maritime historians say 1,200 of those have long since disintegrated.

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VIDEO: Scoring some early points

Believe it or not, the beginning stages of the next America’s Cup competition began during the past weekend in Portsmouth, England, with some of the most competitive sailors pushing high-tech catamarans to their limits.

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VIDEO: Probing, not poking

It sounds pretty gross, and it is, but the story behind a unique effort to study whales is pretty interesting — and pretty inventive.

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VIDEO: Master lifesavers

Coast Guard rescue swimmers continue to impress us by making the impossible look routine. Two swimmers stationed in the Pacific Northwest did that last week as — within hours in separate incidents — the crews of two boats found themselves in big trouble.

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