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VIDEO: Good save

The crew of a 99-foot Australian whale-watching tour boat came to the rescue of a 35-foot sailboat that beached after it broke free from its mooring.

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VIDEO: Raw nature

An Alaskan fishing guide recently caught a spectacular scene of a sea lion being hunted by an orca.

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VIDEO: In need of a lift

A crew from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Oregon, hoisted to safety a kayaker who was stranded on rocks near Cape Falcon last Saturday afternoon.

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VIDEO: Get ready to dunk

Real sailors, especially competitive ones, are used to getting wet.

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VIDEO: Taking a dip

We found a short and not-so-sweet video that shows the hazards of riding a motorcycle along the edge of a wharf.

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VIDEO: Fire extinguisher

Fire, fiberglass and gasoline have conspired to create some combustible moments aboard boats of all types.

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VIDEO: Rude awakening

Anyone who has spent time in a dormitory knows there are any number of pranks that fellow residents can pull while you sleep.

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VIDEO: Just couldn't resist

Some dogs are a bundle of energy. Some are mellow, others impulsive.

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VIDEO: Small but extreme

It’s a slow news day, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to remind you that high-adrenaline fun is not the exclusive preserve of those guys and gals aboard big boats in the distance races.

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VIDEO: Major miscalculations

On April 12, 2007, the 247-foot, state-of-the-art Bourbon Dolphin, under the command of Norwegian captain Oddne Arve Remoy, was involved in a tragic anchor-handling capsize.

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VIDEO: Escape artist

It may give you the willies, but it sure is cool to watch an octopus — the marine world’s contortionist and escape artist extraordinaire — do the seemingly impossible.

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VIDEO: Home for good

The Charles W. Morgan was welcomed home to Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport Museum on Wednesday, completing a historic three-month 38th Voyage tour.

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VIDEO: Troubled tow

This video recently resurfaced on YouTube with no explanation, and although we learned that the accident was from 2009, it hasn’t lost its drama with age.

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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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