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VIDEO: 'Witch's cauldron'

A storm that lashed California’s Catalina Island with 40 mph winds and 8-foot seas last week caused the deaths of two men in unprotected Avalon Harbor as moored boats were driven to shore.

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VIDEO: How 'Moby Dick' came to be

The trailer for the Hollywood film of Nathaniel Philbrick’s book “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” is out and it looks awesome.

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VIDEO: Tread lightly

Three French mariners have pooled their talents to create a boat like no other — a hybrid vessel with retractable tread track mobility for transition from sea to land.

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VIDEO: Leap of faith

Coast Guard rescue swimmers are among the bravest of the brave – and they display that valor every time they pull some mariner from big trouble in the big blue.

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Tough luck halts quest

Physical therapist, university founder, solo sailor and adventurer Stanley Paris has been thwarted again in his attempt to become the oldest person to sail around the world single-handedly and without stops.

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VIDEO: Robot fish is a spy in the sea

The U.S. Navy recently completed tests on its GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle.

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VIDEO: Unhappy landing

Here’s a short and sweet clip that is plenty gripping for its brief 10 seconds.

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VIDEO: Against the wind

The fleet for Australia’s largest bluewater regatta, the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which traditionally begins on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas), is in for a bumpy ride this year, weather forecasters say.

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VIDEO: Adrift in the Pacific

A lone boater is safe after he was rescued from a disabled powerboat about 46 miles southwest of Maui, Hawaii, on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Dogged survivor

In an impressive display of survivor instinct, a dog on a boat that sank in northern California’s Richardson Bay during a storm swam a mile to shore.

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VIDEO: At school while at sea

For more than 50 years the schooner Tabor Boy has taken young students at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts to sea under sail.

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VIDEO: Pilgrim's progress

Towed from Plymouth, Mass., the historic replica ship Mayflower II arrived at Mystic Seaport on Sunday for a restoration at the southeastern Connecticut museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.

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VIDEO: A show of power

The ferocious power of great white sharks remains awesome, no matter how often it’s witnessed.

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VIDEO: 'I got really lucky'

A fisherman and his 25-foot sailboat were safely transferred on Tuesday by the Coast Guard to the Hawaiian island of Molokai after the sailor spent 12 days lost at sea.

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VIDEO: Sudden impact

The investigation into why a professional racing team ran hard aground on a reef at 22 miles an hour continues.

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VIDEO: Cold comfort

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is essentially the volunteer coast guard for England, Wales and Scotland.

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VIDEO: Swims like a fish

Here’s an idea for the perfect Christmas present for the boater who has everything: the Seabreacher.

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VIDEO: School's out

In the ocean, schools of small fish bunch together as a means of survival.

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VIDEO: High-octane thrill ride

Count hard-core wakeboarders among the bungee jumpers, cliff divers and any number of extreme-sports junkies who live to do things the rest of us would never dream of attempting.

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VIDEO: Yacht vs. drawbridge

The details and exact cause of an ugly allision Tuesday between a megayacht and a Florida drawbridge are hard to come by, but an investigation has begun.

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